Given that the Broncos will be competing in the Super Bowl, the Denver Police Department is prepared for the worst case scenario – and that scenario is likely to materialize whether the team wins, as most who live in Colorado hope (and expect) they will, or loses.
The downtown area of Denver will be particularly scrutinized both during and following the game; expect a visible presence of law enforcement both downtown and throughout the metro area. If you plan on heading downtown, be sure not to drive home if you have had anything to drink or smoke. Park your vehicle in a garage or lot to avoid your vehicle being overturned should a riot erupt. Riots did erupt following the last two Broncos Super Bowl victories, and also following the Stanley Cup victory of the Avalanche, so the fear of a riot is not altogether without basis.
Also, be aware that many of the city’s video surveillance cameras have been relocated to the downtown area in anticipation of heightened criminal activity. There are already a significant number of HALO cameras downtown, so these additional cameras will mean that nearly all of the popular lower downtown area will be monitored.
About the Author:
Kimberly Diego is a criminal defense attorney in Denver practicing at The Law Office of Kimberly Diego. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her law degree at the University of Colorado. She was named one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars of 2012” and “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Colorado” for 2012 and 2013 by The National Trial Lawyers. Both honors are limited to a small percentage of practicing attorneys in each state. She has also been recognized for her work in domestic violence cases.