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8/17/2019

Colorado deals with Two Police Shootings

Filed under: Crime,Law — DRJ @ 8:13 pm



[Headlines from DRJ]

There have been two recent police shootings in Colorado:

Colorado Springs, CO:

Video shows Colorado Springs police shoot De’Von Bailey in the back as he runs away

Police yelled “Hands up! Hands up!” before shooting multiple timesColorado 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.

Rifle, CO:

Video raises possibility police shot Rifle man in the back

A cell phone video appears to show the Aug. 5 fatal shooting of Allan George in Rifle by police and seems to indicate he was shot in the back as he was moving away from officers.

The footage was taken across the river from the bridge where George was stopped, then shot by Rifle Police, who were attempting to arrest George on charges of child exploitation.

Legal experts weigh in on both cases: Colorado law tends to favor police who shoot “fleeing felons”.

— DRJ

7 Responses to “Colorado deals with Two Police Shootings”

  1. First the obvious.
    It’s Rifle, west of the front range… expect to be shot at.

    Second, when confronted about the alleged assault in the Springs, the genius said: “I never touched anyone” when everyone knows that the best reply to any question is “these are not my pants”.

    The cops found a gun on Bailey and he was running with his hands in front of him, not pumping his arms like a runner

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/08/16/colorado-springs-police-shooting-devon-bailey-jba-lon-orig.cnn

    steveg (354706)

  2. The fleeing felon cases pose difficult issues. First, they often involve shooting someone in the back. Second, it requires an analysis of what risk the suspect posed, and people tend to disagree about that.

    DRJ (15874d)

  3. If you run from the police, it’s all on you.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  4. steveg- I remember the western slope as carry only!

    mg (8cbc69)

  5. The video in the Col. Springs shooting is hard for me to watch. Young men are prone to doing dumbass things. It’s tough to second guess the officers involved, I would imagine shooting – let alone killing – anyone would be a very hard thing to deal with. Parents need to be better parents to their children, instill better values in them, work with them regarding use of simple, common sense, e.g., do NOT run from police.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  6. …Parents need to be better parents to their children, instill better values in them, work with them regarding use of simple, common sense, e.g., do NOT run from police.

    Not to mention, do NOT carry a gun and do NOT commit armed robberies

    Calfed (ab1180)

  7. I thought everyone knew not to run from police. You’re supposed to make yourself look as big as possible and make a lot of noise to scare them off. Police may appear fearsome, but they are actually timid and shy creatures, easily scared by human beings.

    Jerryskids (702a61)


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