Bijan Ghaisar, 25, was fatally shot by two Park Police officers on Nov. 17, 2017 in the Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County. “Our government has given the officers total protection,” said Kelly, Ghaisar’s mother. “This is unjust.”
Over a year after Bijan Ghaisar was fatally shot by U.S. Park Police during a traffic stop in November 2017, the names of the officers who shot him have been released.
The FBI said its 16-month investigation into the shooting of Bijan Ghaisar is complicated, but Sen. Chuck Grassley isn’t satisfied with that answer.
The FBI said it can’t provide a detailed response while the investigation is ongoing.
A sign reminding passers-by of the fatal shooting of an unarmed Virginia man by U.S. Park Police after a brief chase has been stolen.
One year after the shooting death of Bijan Ghaisar, his family gathered outside the Justice Department, looking for an update on the investigation into the shooting by U.S. Park Police.
The group also promised to keep applying pressure on officials until they get the answers they seek surrounding the shooting of Bijan Ghaisar on Nov. 17, 2017.
D.C. congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Virginia congressman Don Beyer introduced a bill Friday to require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles.
Dozens of people lit candles and stood in the dark Thursday night at the intersection of Fort Hunt Road and Alexandria Avenue in Fairfax County, Virginia, to remember an unarmed driver shot by U.S. Park Police along that road nearly a year ago. See photos of the vigil.
The reports confirm what 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar’s family has long said — that he was not armed when he was shot nine times by two U.S. Park Police officers following a chase up the George Washington Parkway last November.
The family of Bijan Ghaisar is suing the U.S. government and the officers who opened fire on him, among others. “We can’t get any information, and for this to be happening eight months after a shooting is truly unprecedented,” their lawyer said.
Rep. Don Beyer was motivated to bring the amendment forward after the death of Bijan Ghaisar, the 25-year-old McLean man who died after being shot nine times during a traffic stop by Park Police in November 2017.
Bijan Ghaisar’s family announced Tuesday that they’re filing requests to the FBI and the Park Police for the names of the officers who fatally shot him, and for other information.
Seven months after an unarmed motorist was killed by U.S. Park Police, FBI crime scene investigators returned to the intersection where Bijan Ghaisar was fatally shot.
Family and friends of 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar of McLean marched in D.C., Saturday, marking six months since Ghaisar was shot.
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