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.
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.
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