CRIME

Denver police upset after memorial vandalized during protest

Denver police are upset after they were told not to interfere with protesters who vandalized a memorial for fallen police officers during a march against police brutality.

Denver Police Union President Nick Rogers says protesters went too far and officers should have been allowed to intervene when protesters threw red paint on the memorial located outside of the department's headquarters on Saturday.

According to KCNC-TV, police Cmdr. Matt Murray told officers it is department policy not to engage protesters.

Two men were arrested and are facing charges of criminal mischief. They were not identified.

Some protesters held signs in support of Jessica Hernandez, a teenager who was shot and killed by Denver police last month while she was driving a stolen car that ended up striking an officer.