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Colorado Springs police shooting of De’Von Bailey; Father demands justice

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The father of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by Colorado Springs policelast week says a surveillance video clearly shows his son was shot in the back while running, and he wants justice.

De’Von Bailey, 19, was shot by at least one Colorado Springs police officer Saturday in the 2400 block of East Fountain Boulevard when police were responding to a report of a personal robbery, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. The person who reported being robbed identified two suspects, and one of the suspects — Bailey — allegedly reached for a gun before police shot him, according to the sheriff’s office. Police said they recovered a gun at the scene.

Bailey was transported to a hospital, where police said he later died of his injuries. The two Colorado Springs police officers involved in the shooting, who have not been publicly identified, are on administrative leave, per protocol.

The shooting of the black man by white police officers has spurred protests in Colorado Springs, and on Monday two bail bondsmen were arrested after they were accused of drawing guns during a fight with protesters, according to The Associated Press.

In the video, a black man can be seen running away from two officers and then falling to the ground. The officers who are chasing him have their guns drawn. Bailey does not appear to be holding anything in his hands.

Bailey is sitting up at first, and then officers roll him over on the ground and appear to handcuff him. A third officer then runs toward them. As other first responders arrive and appear to render aid, people from the apartment complex pass by and watch the incident.

Greg Bailey believes his son didn’t have a gun on him. “How can you hold a pistol in basketball shorts?” he asked.

Even if he did, Bailey said he’s “1,000 percent” sure that his son didn’t reach for it. “Who would, in their right mind, reach for their firearm when they’re outnumbered anyway?” he asked.

The issue isn’t even about a white cop killing a black man, Bailey said.

“It’s about right and wrong,” he said. “These are the people who are supposed to protect us. In no way, shape or form did they have to shoot him in his back.”

Bailey wants justice, he said, although he’s not sure what that means.

“You can’t bring back my son,” he said. “I don’t know what justice would look like to me because that cop will never feel what I feel.”

He called the young man his “mini-me.”

“He cared about everybody,” Bailey said. “He was very giving. He liked to laugh. He was goofy.”

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Body camera video shows Ceres Police Officer shoot, kill 15-year-old boy without any verbal warning

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CERES, Calif. — The Ceres Police Department released body camera video Wednesday showing one of its police officers shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy while he was running through an orchard back in August of 2018.

The video, which was released following a $2.1 million settlement with the victim’s family, begins with Officer Ross Bays chasing a black Lexus just east of Ceres. When the car stops, Carmen Spencer Mendez falls out of the passenger side and takes off running through an orchard.

Officer Bays gets out of his car, and within seconds, begins shooting, unloading his entire magazine at the teenager as he continued running away. The officer did not give any verbal commands or warnings before firing his gun, the video shows.

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White woman calls the police on black UPS man delivering packages in her neighborhood after he made her ‘nervous’

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A white woman was captured on camera calling the police on a black UPS worker that he made her ‘nervous’ as he delivered packages in her neighborhood.

The tense confrontation was shared by Instagram user @nhcrashon, who is known as Nedrick Peters II, on Wednesday in a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The woman has not immediately been identified, but said she lives in the area where the Peters, a seasonal worker, was delivering several postal items.

‘I’m going to need someone’s information to check up on you, because I don’t understand why you’re walking around this neighborhood with a bunch a packages,’ the woman says at the beginning of the video. 

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