Thursday, July 27, 2017

"Denver's Main Library Is Now A Hub For Crime And Drug Abuse"

in the first four months of this year, emergency dispatchers received 44 calls for overdoses at the Denver Public Library’s central branch, located at 10 W. 14th Ave. There were no such calls in that category during the same time frame last year.

Calls about fights and assaults were 350 percent over this same time last year, and 911 calls about trespassing or “unwanted persons” increased 783 percent


Reporter Jeremy Jojola spent three days undercover at the library


part of the reason the library is experiencing an increase in crime and overdoses is because more people are being moved off the streets due to the city’s urban camping ban, or so-called “homeless sweeps.”