Editorial: Colorado Springs community is right to question justice after law enforcement misrepresents the shooting

The Denver Post: Law enforcement officials have their own handling of a police shooting in Colorado Springs to blame for the angry protests that have erupted since.

Of course, friends and family members of a teen shot and killed by police Saturday would take to the streets if both law enforcement agencies in their community badly mischaracterize the events that occurred. The misrepresentation of events in official communications would leave even the most trustworthy soul skeptical that an honest and fair investigation is about to occur.

Because a home-security camera happened to capture the event and reporters at The Gazette acquired a copy of it, we know that De’Von Malik Bailey, 19, was running from Colorado Springs police Saturday when he fell to the ground, presumably from the gunshot wound that took his life.

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