Colorado Springs to Pay $3 Million to Family of 19-Year-Old Black Man Fatally Shot by Police in 2019

Greg Bailey speaks at a news conference in Denver on June 19, 2020, about the death of his son, De’Von Bailey, during a police stop in August 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colo. | David Zalubowski/AP

The city of Colorado Springs has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in a civil lawsuit brought by the family of a 19-year-old Black man who died after being shot in the back by police officers in 2019.

De’Von Bailey’s death spurred protests against the use of excessive force by police and helped lead to several police accountability laws in Colorado. The family’s federal lawsuit alleged civil rights violations, racial bias in policing and wrongful death.