Denver cops: Media deal means we can't wait to report major busts even if there are loose ends

Update: Last week, we told you about the homicide arrest of Aaron Little -- and then, a day or so later, Little's release when an autopsy suggested the victim may have died from natural causes. (See our previous coverage below.) In our post, we wondered if the Denver Police Department had jumped the gun in ballyhooing the bust. A DPD spokesman denies that even as he concedes there were some loose ends. However, he says waiting to reveal the arrest wasn't an option, because of a deal with the area press.
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