U.S. Park Police Chief Robert MacLean canceled a meeting Tuesday with D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va. Park Police later released a statement about the decision to cancel the meeting.
Amid the ongoing investigation into Bijan Ghaisar’s fatal shooting by U.S. Park Police, the chief canceled a meeting with D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Virginia Rep. Don Beyer.
Arlington County has denied a request to turn over the 911 call made after Bijan Ghaisar was involved in a fender bender, shortly before he was chased and fatally shot by U.S. Park Police.
Bijan Ghaisar, a 25-year-old accountant from McLean, was killed by U.S. Park Police after a pursuit on the George Washington Parkway last November.
D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton called the chase and shooting of 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar last November a violation and tragedy, and is proposing legislation that would make Park Police interactions more transparent.
Dashcam video of the pursuit and shooting of Bijan Ghaisar on the George Washington Parkway was released earlier this week. Ghaisar, 25, of McLean died two weeks after U.S. Park Police officers chased him down. Under Park Police policies, eluding police is not itself a pursable offense. Officers have to believe a felony has occurred or that a suspect is a threat. The policies further explain when officers should use deadly force.
Dashcam video released by Fairfax County police Wednesday appears to show officers firing as many as nine shots into an SUV that had eluded police on the George Washington Parkway. Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, ultimately died from injuries he suffered during that November traffic stop. His family has been demanding answers from Park Police and their lawyers describe the officers involved as “over-aggressive and out-of-control.”
Bijan Ghaisar’s family gathered outside U.S. Park Police District Two Station. They held signs and a large, framed photo of Bijan — and were looking for answers.
The FBI is declining to make public video capturing the fatal shooting of a Virginia man by Park Police, despite calls from Fairfax County leaders.
Friends, families and even strangers held vigil on the National Mall for a man fatally wounded by U.S. Park Police.
Bijan Ghaisar, 25, of McLean, was shot by U.S. Park Police on Nov. 17, and the Fairfax County police chief wants the FBI to make the video of the shooting public.
The family of a Fairfax County man who died 11 days after being shot three times in the head by US Park Police is demanding answers.