A lawyer for one of two U.S. Park Police officers who shot and killed a northern Virginia man after a traffic stop says he expects a resolution to the criminal investigation soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It happened on the 4900 block of Kansas Avenue around 7 a.m. A U.S. Park Police officer was shot in the lower body. A law enforcement source told WTOP that the officer’s weapon accidentally discharged during the execution of a search warrant.
Hundreds of drivers were ticketed and arrested for speeding, reckless driving and drug and weapons offenses on D.C.-area parkways late in 2017, including nearly 12 dozen drivers who were cited for driving over 90 mph.
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.
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