A lawyer is looking for homeless people to sue the city of Denver over “sweeps”

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A man on the 16th Street Mall. (Denverite/Chloe Aiello)

A man on the 16th Street Mall. (Denverite/Chloe Aiello)

For the last few months, the city of Denver has sent patrols to clear homeless people from areas where they congregate, from the South Platte River to Cherry Creek and the Ballpark neighborhood.

Now the attorney Jason Flores-Williams is planning legal action for the people affected by the sweeps, Westword reports.

The attorney will meet with potential clients on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the central branch of Denver Public Library.

He argues, according to Westword:

  • That Denver may have conducted unlawful searches and seizures
  • That the city may have denied people’s right to free speech and assembly
  • That people may not have gotten the proper due process under law

Chris Walker of Westword has more detail and context on this potential legal challenge.