DENVER — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday called for an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a black teenager during a foot chase with police.
Polis urged the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office to turn the probe into De’Von Bailey’s Aug. 3 death over to another local jurisdiction in the interest of “fairness and objectivity.”
“Our nation is grappling with difficult challenges concerning race and how we treat one another,” the governor said. “It is more important now at this moment in time that our law enforcement agencies go above and beyond to maintain public trust and confidence.”