Protesters block light rail as they call for release of fatal police shooting video

The family of Brian Quinones want the video released.
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A protest calling for the release of video footage from the fatal police shooting of Brian Quinones briefly shut down streets and a light rail in downtown Minneapolis Friday evening.

Protesters, including Quinones' family members and his widow Ashley, chanted as they marched through downtown towards the Hennepin County offices.

They caused the stoppage of a light rail train at one point, as they carried a banner staying "Justice4Brian."

The protest comes after the cities of Edina and Richfield announced they would not be releasing the police dashcam footage from the night Quinones was shot until the end of the investigation by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

They have however allowed his family to see it, and speaking at the protest, Ashley Quinones said they're not releasing the video "because it's not gonna show what they want it to show."

She goes on to say the narratives about the night of his death are false, and that seeing the video has made her more determined to get justice.

On the night Quinones died, he live-streamed himself being chased by police from Edina to Richfield, having earlier written "So sorry" in a post. His family said he was suicidal.

The video showed him leaving his car holding what appeared to be a knife, with Edina and Richfield PD saying their officers were confronted by a man with a knife before they fired multiple shots.

The shooting happened only a few days before another fatal police shooting, this time in St. Paul, however in that instance police bodycam footage was released just over a week after it happened.

There have been efforts made in recent instances of fatal officer-involved shootings in the Twin Cities to release bodycam or dashcam footage swiftly, as part of a drive to increase transparency in the process.

But seven weeks later, police camera footage has still not been released in the Quinones case, with protesters calling for the release of the video and the officers involved to be charged.

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