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Beyer Statement On Settlement In Ghaisar Civil Suit

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), today issued the following statement on the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Ghaisar family in the civil lawsuit over the 2017 killing of Bijan Ghaisar by U.S. Park Police:

“This settlement is the clearest admission to date that Bijan Ghaisar did not deserve to be shot and killed on that awful November night in 2017.

“The officers who shot him showed reckless disregard for Bijan Ghaisar’s humanity. Yet, to this day no one has been held accountable for that act that left an unarmed young man dead, or for the unacceptable government stonewalling that compounded the Ghaisar family’s suffering and enraged the community I represent. This lawsuit is ending, but justice has never been done in this case.

“My thoughts go out today to Kelly and James Ghaisar and their family. As their fight for reform and accountability continues, which has already accomplished much, I will continue to be their friend and ally.”