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DENVER-- Residents and community activists here fear they're being cut out of the process by which Denver will appoint a new city safety manager. It's the latest chapter in a recent story of miscommunication and suspicion between city and mayor's office representatives and members of the community seeking to secure their participation in mostly reviewing police action and advising on the kind of best practices that ensure smooth relations between residents and authorities.
DENVER-- Tempers flared during a meeting of the Denver Citizen's Oversight Board meeting last month, where community members were aghast that the city seemed to be circumventing processes meant to guarantee that diverse community perspectives inform review of police action.