For Immediate Release:
Contact: Shannon Kuehn
Phone: (202) 828-8370
Washington, DC – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) issued the following statement regarding the identification of the Park Police officers who fatally shot Bijan Ghaisar on November 17th, 2017. Mr. Ghaisar, a young Iranian American with a promising life ahead of him, was fatally shot in a case of excessive use of force. It has been more than 16 months since the shooting and there has been seemingly no progress made on convicting those responsible for Mr. Ghaisar’s death.
“PAAIA welcomes the release of this new information as revealed by the Ghaisar family lawsuit,” said Leila Golestaneh Austin, PAAIA’s Executive Director. “We join the Ghaisar family in demanding justice for Bijan Ghaisar. We call upon the proper authorities to conclude their investigation and initiate criminal proceedings into Mr. Ghaisar’s death, leading to prompt justice and closure for his family.”
Click here to read the Ghaisar family’s statement.
April 1st, 2019