Calls Grow for Philadelphia to Release Bodycam Footage After Shooting

August 23 2023

Axios Philadelphia interviewed Dr. Hans Menos, the Vice President of the Triage Response Team at the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) in the aftermath of the police murder of 27-year-old Eddie Irizarry in Kensington. Responding to the public outcry and requests for the release of video footage from body cameras worn during the incident. According to the news article: "Attorney Shaka Johnson, who also represented the Wallace family, joins Philadelphia's police watchdog and a chorus of others in urging the city to enact a policy that allows for the release of some body camera footage while investigations are ongoing."

Dr. Menos is quoted in the piece stating: "They're cherry-picking which footage they're willing to release," Menos said. "That is not a public-focused policy. They need to be transparent, uniformly."

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