Cory Gardner served with subpoena in response to disability advocates arrested last month

Protesters' attorney demands answers about arrests

DENVER -- U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner's name appears on five subpoenas served Friday afternoon, on the eve of the Western Conservative Summit. 

Gardner's regional director was served with the paperwork, according to an attorney representing several protesters.

The attorney said he wants to compel Sen. Gardner to answer to his constituents after disability advocates were arrested in the senator's office on June 29. He wants to demand information about those arrests during a sit-in style protest.

The image above shows the subpoenas filed in Denver County Court

"This is the only way that we can get Cory Gardner to talk to his constituents, someone has to take responsibility for these arrests," said Alan Kennedy-Shaffer, an attorney representing five protesters.

The subpoena filed in Denver County Court lists an August 8 court date. Kennedy-Shaffer believes the U.S. senator could be held in contempt of court if he fails to appear.

Denver7 has reached out to a spokesperson for Sen. Gardner. He is set to address the Western Conservative Summit on Friday evening.

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