Video shows Colorado Springs police shoot De’Von Bailey in the back as he runs away
VIDEO TA MUSTRA ORA POLIS TA TIRA DE’VON BAILEY DEN LOMBA 3 AUG 2019 NA COLORADO SPRING NA MOMENTU KU E TABATA TRATA DI KORE BAI FOI POLICE, polis a para nan paso un melding a drenta ku tabata ta tin dos homber tabata kana ku arma di kandela i na momentu ku polis tabata ke listranan pa wak kua tin arma un di nan a saka kareda kore bai i polis a tira e den lomba sin ku ela saka e arma i dirigi esaki den direkshon di e polis,
The full batch of 911 calls and body camera video relating to the Colorado Springs Police Department shooting of De’Von Bailey on Aug. 3, 2019.
Colorado Springs police have released body camera video that shows two officers shooting 19-year-old De’Von Bailey in the back as he ran from them, ignoring their commands to put his hands up.
The graphic footage from two officers’ body cameras shows Bailey fall to the pavement, weakly attempt to raise his right hand up above his head as blood poured from gunshot wounds on his back and pooled on the street.
Bailey soon collapsed and moaned as officers handcuffed him. He died later after being transported to a hospital.
The Colorado Springs Police Department on Thursday released the video of the Aug. 3 officer-involved shooting along with audio from a 911 call that led to the police encounter with Bailey. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday it had concluded its investigation into the shooting and had turned over findings to the Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which includes El Paso County.
The Fourth Judicial District Attorney’s Office said in a series of tweets Thursday afternoon that it was committed to a “thorough, fair and neutral review” of the case. The office’s prosecutors could conduct follow-up interviews as well as additional testing and examination of evidence. Police shooting investigations typically take 90 to 120 days, the tweet said.
The DA’s office could determine the shooting was justified, file charges or refer the case to a grand jury, the tweet said.
The shooting has been controversial, and the Bailey family and their supporters have held demonstrations outside the police department’s headquarters to demand an independent investigation into the shooting. They have said the El Paso county sheriff and district attorney’s office cannot conduct an impartial investigation because they work closely with each other on other criminal investigations. They also had called on police to release the body camera footage.
“It is released at this time at the assurance of the investigative agency that doing so will not likely impede the investigation,” the department said in a news release Thursday.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the officer-involved shooting.