Less than 2 months after Washington, D.C.'s city board voted to reform its authorities department, officials have actually launched the body camera video footage from three police-involved events in which Black males were killed.
The videos launched on Friday were associated with the deaths of Marqueese Alston, Jeffrey Price and D'Quan Young, who all died in 2018 throughout encounters with the Metropolitan Police Department. On the heels of demonstrations after the police-involved death of George Floyd on May 25 in Minnesota, cities across the country have actually proposed or passed legislation to reform authorities department policies. Signs hold on the fence surrounding Lafayette Park at Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington onJuly 25, 2020. Indications hang on the fence surrounding Lafayette Park at Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington on July 25, 2020. Olivier Douliery/AFP through Getty Images In Washington, D.C., the city council all passed an emergency cops and justice reform expense which contained 15 brand-new procedures, consisting of” the release of body-worn camera video footage after any officer-involved death or severe use of force … requires release of video footage from past shootings, and prohibits officers from evaluating it prior to drafting crime reports.”The video needs to be released within 72 hours of the incidents. The bill also needs the retroactive release of fatal police-involved events, such as the 3 released Friday. Considering that December 2016, all patrol officers are required to use body used cameras, officials stated.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue and Police Chief Peter Newsham revealed the release of these three cases.