The House members, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), said in a Friday statement that absent dashboard camera footage, Ghaisar’s parents would know even less than they currently do as the FBI has yet to release any public information about the case.
“The Ghaisars have experienced a tragedy with no access to information and would still be left completely in the dark if it were not for the Fairfax County Police Department,” Norton said in a statement. “We owe it to the Ghaisars to do everything we can to ensure other families are not similarly left in the dark.”
The two lawmakers note that both DC and Fairfax County mandate their officers to already observe a camera requirement.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, just five states have enacted laws that require at least some officers to use body-worn cameras.