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Denver mayoral candidates on the balance between public safety and over-policing

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Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Denverite’s People’s Forum mayoral debate at the Carla Madison Rec Center. March 7, 2023.

Housing, crime, mental health, and equity. All those topics were on the table Tuesday night at a Denver mayoral forum hosted by Denverite, with input from non-profits that serve marginalized communities. Altogether, seven of the candidates took part.

CPR's Nathan Heffel and May Ortega moderated. Each candidate got a set amount of time to respond and two chances to rebut. This excerpt is focused on crime and improving public safety while avoiding over-policing.