The driver who died in the crash was a taxi driver from Springfield.
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 it can’t provide a detailed response while the investigation is ongoing.
A five-vehicle crash on Route 295 just south of Route 198 sent multiple people to the hospital and closed a portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in both directions on Sunday.
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Investigators are processing the car for any evidence, including fingerprints and bullet casings. Jerome Robinson of Southeast D.C. was killed last week during morning rush hour near Silver Hill Road.
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.
U.S. Park Police are investigating a reported sexual assault in Fort Hunt Park near the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria.
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.
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.
A driver recorded someone driving a vehicle backward down Canal Road during the morning rush hour Friday.
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.
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