Editorial: Let Jor’Dell Richardson’s family see the video of Aurora police shooting the 14-year-old

The Denver Post: Aurora’s interim police chief, Art Acevedo, should immediately invite the grieving family of Jor’Dell Da’Shawn Richardson into the police department to view the video recordings showing the events before, during and after an Aurora police officer shot and killed the 14-year-old.

Acevedo’s attempt to describe the incident in a public briefing has left everyone confused about what transpired, and while video evidence isn’t guaranteed to offer clarity in the shooting, often the video helps a family move forward from such a devastating loss.

Members of Richardson’s family visited police headquarters Monday to demand to see the video from both security cameras in the area and police officers’ body cameras, the latter of which is required by state law to be recorded during police responses and also required to be released. Police refused.

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