The taking pictures occurred in an space close to a deliberate police help rally and counterprotest, Denver Police Public Data Officer Ana Munoz advised CNN over the telephone Saturday evening.
“The non-public safety guard was contracted via Pinkerton by 9NEWS. It has been the observe of 9NEWS for various months to rent non-public safety to accompany employees at protests,” KUSA reported. “DPD initially took two individuals into custody, and later discovered the second particular person, a 9NEWS producer who works within the investigative unit, was not concerned within the incident. The producer is not in police custody and isn’t a suspect.”
Officers on the scene rendered assist to the sufferer, who was transported to a hospital the place they have been later pronounced useless, Investigations Division Chief Joe Montoya stated throughout a press convention Saturday.
Montoya stated he couldn’t touch upon whether or not a Denver TV station was concerned within the taking pictures when requested through the press convention.
Police are interviewing witnessing and reviewing video of taking pictures, Montoya stated.
Initially, Denver police tweeted two individuals have been taken into custody on account of the taking pictures, however just one particular person was taken into custody, Montoya stated.
The taking pictures happened round 3:37 p.m. MT (5:37 p.m. ET) close to Civic Heart Park as a protest was ending, Montoya stated.
A verbal altercation occurred earlier than the taking pictures and two weapons and a can of Mace have been recovered on the scene, Montoya stated.