Colorado deals with Two Police Shootings
[Headlines from DRJ]
There have been two recent police shootings in Colorado:
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.
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”.