US Park Police fired 9 times, killing motorist, video shows


Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, have released dashcam footage of an officer-involved shooting in a bid for “transparency.”
The video, from the evening of November 17, 2017, shows a police chase that ends with US Park Police (USPP) officers firing nine shots into a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The driver, Bijan Ghaisar, 25, died 10 days later in a hospital.
The dashcam footage was not made public until this week, when Fairfax County Chief of Police Edwin C. Roessler Jr. released it. The video was captured by a Fairfax County police vehicle as the Fairfax officer provided backup to federal police during the chase.
The case has been turned over to the FBI.
According to the collision report obtained by CNN, Ghaisar was rear-ended that evening while driving southbound on George Washington Memorial Parkway outside Washington, D.C. Occupants of the second vehicle told police that Ghaisar “stopped in the roadway abruptly” before driving away from the scene. The second car suffered damage to the front of the vehicle, the report says, and the driver of that car received a traffic citation.
In Virginia, it’s illegal to leave the scene of a traffic incident where there’s been injury, death, or damage to property.


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