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Denver Police defend spending more than $1.3 million over three years on public relations

The Denver Police Department is defending more than $1.3 million in spending over the past three years for its media relations unit, despite questions from officers on the street. 

The department claims its finely-tuned social media and video production efforts have been wildly popular with the Denver public, with some videos gaining millions of views and some Tweets going viral and gaining national attention. 

The move came after several well-publicized incidents where police were accused by some members of the public of using excessive force. Continue…