Lawyer: Decision on park shooting charges could be near
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for one of two U.S. Park Police officers who shot and killed a northern Virginia man after a traffic stop says he expects a resolution to the criminal investigation soon.
Authorities have been investigating the death of 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar since the November 2017 shooting on the George Washington Parkway.
Ghaisar’s family has sought criminal charges against the officers and filed a civil lawsuit alleging wrongful death.
Kobie Flowers, a lawyer for one of the officers, said Friday at a pretrial hearing in the civil case that he has been in discussion with investigators and expects a decision on criminal charges in the next 20 days.
He also suggested that he believes the government will step in and represent the officers in the civil case.