Suit seeks Denver spending records on convention security
DENVER – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit seeking to force Denver officials to reveal what type of police equipment they’re buying for the Democratic National Convention in August.The suit was filed on Wednesday in Denver District Court. Citing state open-records laws, it asks for budget and spending information dating from January 2007, when the city was chosen as the site of the convention.City officials have declined to release many details, citing security concerns.Denver and St. Paul, Minn., site of the Republican National Convention, will each get up to $50 million from the federal government for convention security.Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s office has said the city plans to spend about half of that on equipment and the rest on personnel.
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