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Scores of Black Lives Matter protesters marched to the alleged home of a Colorado Springs police officer to mark the one-year anniversary of the fatal incident in which he and another officer shot De’Von Bailey, a 19-year-old black man.

A dusky photo of community members holding signs, marching to protest police brutality in downtown Colorado Springs.
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Monday marks the one-year anniversary of De'Von Bailey's death. Bailey was a Black Colorado Springs teenager who was shot and killed by police.

Two local organizations, Empowerment Solidarity Network and MOVE, have planned a march to remember Bailey and demand justice. 

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Colorado Springs City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to form a citizens' accountability advisory committee for police transparency. The second vote on the ordinance passed 8 to 0, with council member Don Knight excused from the meeting. 

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Colorado Springs City Council is planning a second vote to form a commission on police accountability in mid-July. The council has held multiple work sessions over the past few weeks to discuss input from community groups on forming the commission.

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Colorado Springs City Council members voted in favor of an ordinance that forms a commission to oversee police transparency and accountability in the city.

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Colorado Springs City Council had its second work session on Tuesday around the formation of a police advisory committee.

Two groups presented proposals on the idea. Both plans called for increased communication, transparency and accountability for the Colorado Springs Police Department. 

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City Council convenes Tuesday to continue discussions on forming an advisory committee for the Colorado Springs Police Department. Kevin Mitchell is a community organizer and member of the Empowerment Solidarity Network, one of the groups coordinating protest efforts in the city.

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Protesters gathered on Thursday afternoon outside of City Hall for a funeral procession to remember people in Colorado Springs killed by police. Protesters wore black and brought flowers and photos to carry as they walked through downtown.

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Colorado Springs City Council held a work session Thursday to talk about a proposed Police Advisory Committee.

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Colorado Springs City Council had a closed meeting Thursday to discuss creating an advisory committee aimed at addressing policing issues in the community. For folks like Samantha Christiansen, it's not nearly enough. She's a board member of the Chinook Center and the Empowerment Solidarity Network, two local organizations involved in coordinating protest efforts. 

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Tuesday marked the first regular city council meeting in Colorado Springs since protests over police brutality began in the city. 

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People gathered for a ninth day of protests in Colorado Springs Sunday. By late afternoon, hundreds of people were gathered on and around the steps of City Hall, with cars honking as they drove by.

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Ten months after 19-year-old De'Von Bailey was shot and killed by two Colorado Springs police officers, his family has filed a civil rights lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated.

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For a fourth day, demonstrators were out in Colorado Springs to protest police brutality after the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd continued for a third day in Colorado Springs on Monday.

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Protests continue around the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Floyd, an African American man, died while in police custody in Minneapolis. An officer involved has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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After reviewing the facts surrounding the August 3, 2019 shooting of a Colorado Springs teenager, the FBI says his death was not a violation of constitutional rights.

19-year-old De’Von Bailey was shot by two Colorado Springs Police Officers following a report of a robbery. Body camera footage showed officers questioning Bailey and another man. Bailey ran away as he was about to be searched and appeared to put his hands near his waistband. He was shot three times in the back and once in the arm. Police found a gun in his shorts.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is changing the way it conducts traffic stops in an effort to protect both officers and the public as the outbreak of the new coronavirus continues.

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DENVER (AP) — Gov. Jared Polis says he won’t order an independent investigation into the case of a black teenager who was fatally shot during a foot chase with Colorado Springs police.

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A grand jury has found that two Colorado Springs police officers were justified when they shot and killed a black teenager during a foot chase on August 3rd.

A grand jury will decide whether two Colorado Springs police officers were justified in the August shooting of 19-year-old De'von Bailey. 

Dee Smith didn't know De'Von Bailey. But he knows Bailey's family, and says he was angry when he heard that the 19-year-old had been killed by Colorado Springs police this summer.

Now, standing by the memorial and the stained asphalt on the quiet corner where it happened, Smith is speechless.

"(Because) then you just imagine that it could be me, it could be my nephews, somebody else, friends that I know that's from the neighborhood," Smith said. "Just the fact that it's from here. I was born and raised out here. It has a little different meaning for me."

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

As he delivered the annual State of the City address on Thursday, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers was interrupted several times by people calling for justice in the officer-involved shooting death of De’Von Bailey last month.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The FBI says it's reviewing the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Colorado Springs to determine whether it involved a civil rights violation.

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Governor Jared Polis is supporting calls for an independent investigation into the officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs that resulted in the death of 19-year-old De'Von Bailey. 

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The Colorado Springs Police Department has released body camera footage and other information related to the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death 19-year-old De'Von Bailey. The shooting sparked community rallies, a call for patience from Mayor John Suthers and a press conference with the family.

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

The family of De'Von Bailey is calling for an independent investigation into his death. The 19-year-old was a suspect in a robbery when he was shot and killed by the Colorado Springs Police Department on August 3.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is planning to release footage from body cameras worn by officers involved in a deadly shooting this past weekend pending the completion of an investigation into the incident, according to a joint statement with the city. 

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has officially identified the victim in an officer-involved shooting Saturday in Colorado Springs as 19-year-old Devon Bailey. His death prompted a march from City Hall to police headquarters with residents calling for justice Monday. The protest was disbanded by police when two men separate from the demonstration showed up with weapons.

Abigail Beckman / 91.5 KRCC

Colorado Springs has had a record number of traffic fatalities this year. To date, 47 people have died in crashes on city roads: 12 pedestrians, 4 bicyclists, 23 in vehicles and 8 motorcyclists. The city's growing population could be a factor in the number of deaths, but officials say there is a human element in the crashes that cannot be ignored. 

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