Quoted in full, with their permission:
Dear Mr. Danziger,
If I may provide an explanation about today’s events:
The ABC news cameras were intruding on the entrance of the hotel, creating an unsafe entrance/exit for our guests, which are our priority at all times. The police department asked them to move to the side several times so that our guests could enter/exit, and ABC refused. ABC was clearly told that they could stand on the sidewalk but it is illegal to block an entrance to any business, which is what they were doing. After not complying with the police requests, they were then asked to move to the other side of the street. It is our understanding that ABC continued to speak belligerently to the police and were arrested for not complying with police orders. The arrest resulted from issues between the police and ABC, not The Brown Palace Hotel.
Watch the video at the link; there’s not enough info to support or reject her explanation.
Props to the Brown Palace for getting the problem and responding quickly…let’s see how the story develops.
Edited for clarity; hard line breaks removed by NM to better suit this blog’s format.