With the Fairfax County Government’s commitment to transparency in mind, today Chief of Police Edwin C. Roessler Jr. is sharing video of the U.S. Park Police fatal shooting of a McLean man. Chief Roessler has met with the family of 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar. They have seen the video. The U.S. Park Police shooting occurred on November 17, 2017, in Fairfax County and was captured on the in-car video of a Fairfax County cruiser which provided back-up in the U.S. Park Police pursuit of Mr. Ghaisar. Fairfax County Police officers did not discharge their weapons. The FBI is investigating the shooting.
Chief Roessler today stated, “As a matter of transparency to all in our community, especially the Ghaisar family, and as the administrative custodian of the video, I am releasing the in-car video of the U.S. Park Police shooting. The video does not provide all the answers. However, we should all have confidence in the FBI’s investigation of this matter as I know it will be thorough, objective and professional.”
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