Three arrested in Denver for alleged cell phone violations

Three people were arrested just after 11 a.m. today for failure to obey a lawful order at the corner of 13th and Clarkson streets after they refused to put their cell phones down when ordered to do so by federal law officials, according to a representative from the Peoples’ Law Project.

Friends of the trio arrested reported they were walking in the neighborhood just east of downtown Denver when they were detained by law enforcement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The arrestees, from Lawrence, Kan., are believed to be in their mid-20s. Their friends, who witnessed the arrest, declined to identify themselves or the men who were arrested, but said they were also stopped on Saturday night by a group of 12 law enforcement officers, though no arrests were made then.

It is also unclear if the group was in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. On Sunday, the day convention-related protests kicked off in Denver, only a handful of arrests were made.

Stay tuned for additional details.

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