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Parents of man killed by CSPD officer call for justice and change at press conference

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Another call for justice with community activists holding a news conference Tuesday for De'Von Bailey, the Colorado Springs man shot and killed by police on August 3rd.     

Pastors, attorneys, and community leaders joined Bailey's parents in demanding answers from police.

"I just want justice for him," says Delisha Searcy, Bailey's mother. Both she and Greg Bailey spoke at the rally still searching for justice. Greg saying their message is more than a white officer shooting and killing a black man.

"I don't want to make this about black lives matter or anything because all of our lives matter," Bailey says, "I know everyone says that my son was killed by a white cop and he's a black man in the community, yes, those are facts but that's not what this is about. This is what is right is right and what's wrong is wrong. "

The pain he and Searcy are going through shown during their speeches.

"Never think it can't happen to you, because I thought that. We have to fight for justice so no else can lose their child anymore," Searcy says.

But it's not just answers they want. They want this investigation to be different than others that have come before it.

And the fact that the El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now investigating doesn't give them hope for justice.

"We cannot afford to let friends to investigate friends," says Pastor Terry Thomas.

"An investigation by a neutral and independent agency is the responsible thing to do," says Deb Walker with CItizens Project."

Everyone speaking asking the attorney general and a grand jury to weigh in.

Mark Matthews a private investigator in Colorado Springs says the only way to have this investigated by a private company like his own, is to first get the autopsy report then the police report. From there they can move forward.

But until then we will have to wait and see what the officer's body camera video shows and what the Sheriff's Office concludes in its report.

As for the body camera footage, officials tell us that video could be released later this week.


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