Skip to comments.Denver police union leader confirms ‘stand-down’ order given for Michelle Malkin’s pro-cops event
Posted on 07/23/2020 11:15:49 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
The head of the Denver police union has confirmed that Democratic leaders in the city ordered officers to stand-down during a rally supportive of officers that was attended by conservative author and pundit Michelle Malkin.
According to Denver Police Protective Association Nick Rogers, not all officers complied with the instruction, adding that one lieutenant defied the order, Fox News reported.
The Back the Blue event at Civic Center Park on Sunday was disrupted by Black Lives Matter and others wearing black-bloc who were armed with collapsible batons and attacked some attendees of the rally. Malkin further identified them in online posts as Antifa.
The Denver Post reported that police attempted to form a line around the two groups, but could not completely separate them. The newspaper added that Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen asked the group to reschedule or move the pro-police rally.
Malkin responded online after the incident, Denver Police Chief Pazen, who marched with BLM last month, let pro-police patriots get beaten and silenced.
Thats correct, according to Rogers.
Basically, what she described is exactly what happened, Rogers told the Peter Boyles Show on 710 KNUS. Once I figured that out, I reached out and said someone has to apologize. Someone from the police side has to apologize.
After investigating the incident, Rogers said that the stand-down order was given by the on-scene incident commander, adding that one lieutenant refused it and directed his officers to remain at the rally.
Thats the only reason this thing didnt get worse because somebody broke rank and decided to not retreat, Rogers told Boyles. And they stayed so they could provide some assistance.
The talk show host asked Rogers who specifically gave the stand-down order, but he refused to identify the incident commander.
The event was advertised by the Pro Police Rally Colorado Facebook as the sixth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Fox News reported.
An attorney who helped organize the event, Randy Corporon, confirmed that Pazen requested that he either reschedule the event or move the gathering from its regular location, claiming that officers could be placed in danger by BLM counter-demonstrators.
He was agitated that were going to get his officers hurt, Corporon told the Denver Post. My response to him was that he should allow his officers to do their job and if people are down there breaking the law, to stop them. Because theyll have nothing to fear from us.
In addition to BLM and Antifa, counter-demonstrators with groups identified as the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Afro-Liberation Front were also on hand, KMGH-TV reported.
The outlet reported that counter-protesters were armed with pots and pans, whistles, hand-held sirens and other noise-making gear, and that they crashed the Pro-Police rally and drowned out those trying to speak.
Good for him.
We want names.
So much for family friendly events
“..We want names....”
Exactly. Who initiated that order and passed it down?
Bullshit. They may have a designated scapegoat, but this was Pazen. He is Hancock’s b#$$ boy.
How is that not a lawsuit...no different than a cop in a bad shooting incident.
There are a few good pro conservative groups in Denver. Compass Colorado, Independence Institute, etc.
I hope they all rain hell on these pricks All the way up to the mayor.
So, except for a few brave cops braking rank, the police chief would have left Maliki and her supporters to be beaten to death by the Antifa thugs.
STALINIST LEVEL EVIL
Denver needs to be sued out of existence.
Cops should never tolerate assault at a public event. The cops there became criminals who violated their sworn duty. Police take an oath to uphold the law, NOT TO OBEY UNLAWFUL ORDERS from superiors.
And people demand I support the police? Here is yet another example of any entire police force following an illegal order.
When will the police ignore stand down orders and do their jobs to protect citizens and property.
i see a future mayor and/or police chief
The Supreme Court found more than 30 years ago that the police have zero duty to protect anyone. They have continued to uphold it.
The police do not have to protect the victim of a murder in progress. Their only responsibilities are to investigate the crime afterwards and then maybe make an attempt to catch the criminal, but they arent required to do the latter.
Yes. When will more officers refuse to follow such immoral, unethical, and politically motivated orders?!
It’s disgusting and wrong.
If they refuse a standown order who’s going to punish them? the police? grow some balls police commissioners in these cities and protect the public and get these bastards under control
Police commanders who refuse to obey orders risk their jobs and pensions.
Most cops are looking out for themselves these days. I will not give support nor sympathy to departments whose pension funds go bust.
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