There'll be a lot of pressure on Denver police officers working this weekend's annual 4/20 event at Civic Center Park. Organizers have been asked to discourage public smoking even though lighting up at 4:20 p.m. on April 20 is arguably the gathering's most sacred tradition -- and security concerns are higher than ever given a still-unsolved shooting last year that resulted in one day's worth of festivities being canceled.
Photo by Brandon Marshall Police at Civic Center Park in the aftermath of last year's 4/20 shooting.
We asked Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson about these issues and how the department plans to approach them. Here's what he had to say.More »