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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

De’von Bailey memorial removed

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 2:54 PM

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A longstanding memorial to De’Von Bailey, the 19-year-old man shot and killed by Colorado Springs police in August, was removed Friday by Colorado Springs Code Enforcement, escorted by Colorado Springs Police Department officers, as first reported by KRDO.

Bailey’s memorial featured a section of road that was spray-painted with messages of support, which isn’t allowed, per Colorado Springs city code.

But KRDO reports that just minutes after code enforcement left the area, people returned to the site and painted new messages on the street.

On Tuesday, the "Colorado Springs Olympic City USA" sign in north Springs was vandalized by an unknown party. Red paint was dumped on the sign along with a  message stating: “De’Von WILL NOT RIP.”

Bailey, who was carrying a handgun at the time, was killed while fleeing from officers after they’d stopped him for questioning about an alleged armed robbery 

The officers involved in Bailey’s shooting were later deemed “justified” in their use of deadly force by a grand jury.

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