Aurora police remove Denver Post photograph of GEO protestor from social media following cease and desist letter from newspaper

Aurora Sentinel: The Aurora Police Department has removed a photograph that was included in a news release yesterday after the Denver Post insisted the local law enforcement agency stop circulating the image.

In a tweet sent late yesterday, Aurora police said the department received a cease and desist letter from The Post, instructing investigators to remove an image of a masked man holding a U.S. flag during an organized protest at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Aurora July 12. Nearly 2,000 people attended the rally at the north Aurora facility.

An open records request revealed the cease and desist letter from The Post came in the form of an email sent to the city’s records unit at 4:31 p.m. yesterday. Post Editor Lee Ann Colacioppo sent the email, and a lawyer for The Post was copied on the message.

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