On August 3, 2019, Colorado Springs police officers shot and killed De’Von Bailey as he ran away from them. The Gazette published CCTV video of the incident. In response to public outcry, CSPD released clips of admittedly edited and enhanced video from two of the officers’ body-worn cameras. These videos offer an opportunity for me to practice my digital-media clarification and critique skills. So that’s what I plan to do over the next couple of days.
Initially, police claimed Bailey was shot as he reached for a gun. But CCTV video appeared to show officers firing several times as Bailey ran. I highlighted the CCTV video (above) to show that at least three shots went astray. According to the autopsy report, police bullets struck Bailey four times.