Kelly Ghaisar, whose 25-year-old son was shot to death by U.S. Park Police in November 2017, will make her first appearance before Congress tomorrow when she testifies before a panel of the House Natural Resources Committee.
Her son, Bijan Ghaisar, an accountant from Virginia, died days after two officers fired 10 shots into his Jeep Grand Cherokee as he pulled away during a traffic stop on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Fairfax County, Va.
No charges have been filed in the case, but the family has filed a civil lawsuit against the federal government.
In June, the House passed the “Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act,” H.R. 3364, which would require uniformed federal police officers to wear body cameras and have dashboard cameras in marked vehicles. House members included the bill in their broader “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.”
The West Sacramento Police Department released body camera video Monday of its first fatal officer-involved shooting in 20 years in which a former police department employee was shot to death on Sept. 12.
West Sacramento Police Department
WEST SACRAMENTO, California — The West Sacramento Police Department released body camera video Monday of its first fatal officer-involved shooting in 20 years in which a former police department employee was shot to death on Sept. 12.
The victim in the shooting, identified as Robert Coleman, was a former code enforcement and parking enforcement officer for the department in the late 1990s. He left the department in 2004, department officials said in a Facebook post.
Coleman, 88, was shot by West Sacramento police officers after 3 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Capitol Avenue as they were investigating reports of an armed man in the area.