Scabies infection at Occupy Denver site prompts pledge of regular “clean sweeps”
A parasite could do what Denver police have not: Drive off homeless
people and Occupy Denver protesters who sleep along the Broadway
sidewalk between Colfax Avenue to 14th Avenue.
The city announced Monday afternoon it will now make regular “clean
sweeps” to clear the right of way of sleeping bags, blankets and other
personal possessions, after one of the people who sleep along the edge
of Civic Center park was found to have scabies, a skin-burrowing mite,
The man, who has not been named, had an outstanding warrant and
allegedly told police he had scabies as he was being arrested. Police
called the Denver Department of Environmental Health, which confiscated
the man’s belongings and cleared the area of other items.
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