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Judge orders feds to turn over file in Park Police shooting

Bijan Ghaisar
Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 15:47:06-05

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.