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.
In a statement, the FBI says both offices concluded that the fatal shooting “although undoubtedly devastating to his family, friends, and community, did not result from any willful violation of Mr. Bailey’s constitutional rights.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says it will not pursue criminal charges in the matter.
According to the statement, both the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have notified Bailey’s family of their conclusion and are arranging a private meeting with them.