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.
The family of Bijan Ghaisar, the 25-year-old accountant who was mortally wounded last year by U.S. Park Police, is demanding the federal police agency equip its officers with body-worn cameras.
Five months after a 25-year-old Virginia man was shot by United States Park Police officers and died from his injuries, the FBI has denied another lawmaker’s request for an update in the federal investigation.
“I’m just asking for a face-to-face meeting with the director of the FBI, Director (Christopher) Wray to talk about this and hopefully to make sure that this FBI investigation doesn’t turn into something that’s a year long or two years long,” Beyer wrote.
The U.S. Attorney’s has moved to block releasing 911 calls from when a McLean, Virginia, man was shot by U.S. Park Police along the George Washington Parkway in November.
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.