On Monday August 5, 2019, at approximately 11:00 A.M., citizens gathered at the Colorado Springs City Hall and then marched to the Police Operations Center (POC) at 705 South Nevada Avenue. The citizens’ intent was to peacefully protest the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday night. Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) officers were on scene at the POC to ensure a safe space for protestors to exercise their first amendment rights.
While protestors were demonstrating in front of the POC, two adult males, later identified as bail bondsmen, arrived on motorcycles wearing bulletproof vests, handcuffs, bail bonds badges, and handguns. When the men approached the crowd, a verbal disturbance erupted, at which time one of the men was struck by a protestor in the crowd. Both bondsmen then drew out their handguns.
Officers responded and took the two bondsmen, identified as 33-year-old Dustin W. Brooks and 33-year-old Justin J. Brooks, into custody for disorderly conduct. As other disturbances occurred in the crowd and protestors blocked the street, the CSPD Riot Control Team was activated. Several lawful orders were given to the protestors to disperse until the protest was disbanded.
No individuals were injured during the protest and the only arrests were those of the two bondsmen.