Denver Police prepared for post Super Bowl celebrations


A riot broke out after Broncos won the Super Bowl in 1998

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DENVER -- Police want to make sure any celebration that follows Super Bowl 50 is not a replay of what happened after the Broncos won Super Bowl XXXII.

Rioting broke out after Denver's first ever Super Bowl victory in January 1998.

Ten-thousand people took to the streets of downtown Denver and some of the behavior went out of control.

Hundreds overturned cars, set fires and caused million of dollars in property damage.

Police said things will be handled very differently this time.

"It's very important to us that everybody be able celebrate in a safe environment and to facilitate that we will have a large number of officers out and about on Sunday both on foot and in vehicles," Commander Rick Kyle of the Denver Police Department said Friday.

The department did not get specific about its security plans, but it did say officers would be amongst the crowds of people rather than separate from them.

Police have also produced a series of videos asking fans to celebrate responsibly.


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