The household of Bijan Ghaisar hopes a brand new U.S. Park Police chief will assist them get some solutions in his loss of life, after greater than three years.
Two Park Cops shot and killed Ghaisar, 25, after a chase on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in November 2017.
The officers, Alejandro Amaya and Lucas Vinyard, have been charged in Fairfax County with involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm, punishable by as much as 15 years if convicted.
The officers fired 10 pictures at Ghaisar after a stop-and-go automotive chase that started alongside the GW Parkway in Alexandria, NBC Washington previously reported. A Fairfax County police dashcam captured the officers following Ghaisar throughout the automotive chase.
However neither Park Police nor the FBI have launched many particulars about what occurred, and after the capturing, the Ghaisar household, together with native lawmakers, referred to as for Park Police to begin sporting physique cameras.
On Thursday, Pamela Smith was named the new chief of Park Police, changing into the primary Black girl to run the company. Smith says she plans to implement physique cameras throughout all the division by the tip of the 12 months.
The Ghaisar household launched a press release Thursday, saying, “After greater than 3 years of silence and lack of management, we hope that Chief Smith will deliver a brand new period of integrity and transparency to the Park Police with an emphasis on the protection of the group at giant. As Chief Smith assumes her function, we reiterate our requires the termination of Park Cops Lucas Vinyard and Alejandro Amaya and a right away investigation into the homicide of our son and brother, Bijan Ghaisar.”