ATF agents also raided two Englewood businesses.
Early Thursday morning, agents busted down the door of Kool Kats Tatts, near Dartmouth Avenue and Wyandot Street.
Investigators spent more than 12 hours collecting evidence there and at the business next door, Motorcycle Consignment of the Rockies.Authorities have not said what kind of charges the 12 suspects will face. More arrests are desired as the investigation continues, officials said. In 2001, Denver police raided the Hells Angels clubhouse. The city later apologized for the raid and settled with the organization for $50,000 for searching without a warrant, according to news reports from the time. Current Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said the 2001 case has no relation to the Thursday raid of the same location. Attorney David Lane represented the Hells Angels in the 2001 case. He said he had no information about Thursday’s raids and has not been recently contacted by the group.
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club website shows it has chapters in 26 states, including Colorado. The website references three clubs in Denver and northern Colorado. The first was established in 2002.