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Denver police investigating racist graffiti outside Clayton neighborhood home

Posted at 6:15 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 08:32:05-05

DENVER — The Denver Police Department is investigating racist graffiti at a home on the 3600 block of N. Fillmore Street.

Denver7 talked with the owner of the Clayton neighborhood home, who said she believes her neighbor is responsible for the graffiti, which included the n-word (and the word spelled incorrectly) and a lynching scene in blue paint.

Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks said he learned about the crime on social media after people in the neighborhood sent it to him.

“We’re not going to let this kind of stuff exist in our neighborhoods and our city,” he said. “We’re going to call it out immediately. The one silver lining in all of this is that the neighborhood came together and said, ‘What can we do for this neighbor who saw this act and had this act on their front door?’”

Brooks said city graffiti crews will clean the paint Monday.

“It’s not the Denver way,” he said. “It’s not the Clayton way.”

Denver Police Department’s Bias-Motivated Crime Unit is investigating.