Police in fatal Colorado shooting return to active duty
DENVER (AP) — A police official says two Colorado officers put on leave after shooting a man as he ran away from them have returned to active duty.
Sgt. Alan Van’t Land and Officer Blake Evenson were placed on leave after the Aug. 3 shooting that killed 19-year-old De’Von Bailey.
The shooting was investigated by the El Paso County sheriff’s office, which turned its findings over to prosecutors for their review Thursday.
Also Thursday, police released video from cameras worn by the officers. It shows Bailey and another man being questioned in a neighborhood about an armed robbery nearby. Bailey runs away after Van’t Land tells the men that officers will search them for weapons.
Van’t Land has been with the department for 11 years and Evenson for nearly seven years.