DPD sometimes lags when informing the public of crimes and crashes

9NEWS: When Denver Police cut off access to police radios two years ago, the police chief pledged transparency about crimes and other events through the department’s social media team.

But just this weekend, the department was hours late alerting the public about both a shooting and a hit-and-run that seriously injured a pedestrian. They’re the latest in a string of recent incidents where Denver Police took hours before tweeting about the incident, only informing the public and journalists long after scenes have cleared.

On Sunday night, DPD tweeted at 9:18 about a hit and run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian near Colfax and Vine. The crash happened around 8 p.m., and once a 9NEWS crew arrived, the scene was cleared.

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