Family of Black Man Killed By Colorado Cops Receives $3 Million

De'Von Bailey shot and killed by police in August 2019.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The city of Colorado Springs agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a Black man who was shot and killed by police in August 2019.

The city agreed to pay the family of De'Von Bailey $2.975 million.

"My heart is broken at the loss of my son, but I am hopeful that the changes in the Colorado Springs Police Department will prevent another family from losing a child," Bailey's mother staid in a statement.

The shooting happened on Aug. 3, 2019, when two officers, Sgt. Alan Van't Land and Officer Blake Evenson, stopped 19-year-old Bailey and his cousin in a local park while following up with a report of a nearby armed robbery.

Bailey fled from officers after they told him they planned to search him for weapons. One of the officers gave chase and yelled for Bailey to put his hands up.

Body camera footage showed that Bailey still had his back to the officer when he opened fire. Several of the officers' shots hit Bailey in the back and chest. Read more.

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