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Denver Chief Paul Pazen On Police Reform And Violent Crime

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Denver Police Chief Pazen Joins Demonstartors Protesting George Floyd’s Death In Minneapolis
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Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen marches and speaks with demonstrators on Monday, June 1, 2020, as they peacefully protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

A quarter of homicides and aggravated assaults in Denver in 2020 occurred in tiny slivers of the city. That’s according to the Denver Police Department, which counts five areas of concentrated violence. So the department will deploy what it calls “precision policing … focused on those who cause the most harm.” Meanwhile, outside reformers are calling for an overhaul of public safety in Denver. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen joins us to discuss the violent crime and the reform process.