ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal magistrate has blasted the government for refusing to turn over its investigative file in the death of a Virginia man shot by U.S. Park Police.
The files are sought by the family of Bijan Ghaisar. He died in 2017 after being shot by officers at the conclusion of a stop-and-go chase on the George Washington Parkway.
Ghaisar's family is suing the government and the officers who shot Ghaisar in federal court in Alexandria.
At a hearing Friday, the magistrate ordered the government to turn over the entire file by next Friday.
Government lawyers said they've been delayed because the material is sensitive and voluminous.