Protest and vigil against police brutality planned in Denver Wednesday

DENVER - Demonstrators plan to gather outside the Denver Sheriff's Department for a protest against police brutality.

This comes after days of protests and clashes with police in Ferguson, Missouri, where a black teen was shot by a white police officer.

"We call for the immediate demilitarization of Ferguson, Missouri," organizers in Denver stated."Excessive use of force by the police against young men of color is a moral crisis that cannot be ignored."

Organizers are asking demonstrators to gather at West Colfax Avenue and Delaware street at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. It is expected to last about an hour.

Gary Wilson stepped down as head of the Denver Sheriff's Department in July after allegations of deputies abusing jail inmates and internal corruption. The agency is currently reviewing more than 100 disciplinary cases involving its own officers.

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