In the Ghaisar case, accountability could take the form it often does when police are responsible for unwarranted fatal shootings: a civil settlement. The Ghaisar family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in 2018 against the Park Police and the officers who shot their son, and there is ample cause for the government to settle the suit before it goes to court. Not only does video footage of the incident show that Ghaisar presented no danger to the officers before they opened fire; in addition, the officers repeatedly violated policies and protocols in escalating what began as a trivial incident into a needless killing.
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