The news is out: [The Washington, D.C., police union is calling on a court to block part of an emergency police reform measure passed by the city earlier this year that requires the public release of body camera footage and the names of officers involved in fatal or serious use-of-force incidents.
According to The Washington Post, the D.C. Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) filed the suit in the D.C. Superior Court on Monday. In the filing, the union reportedly calls for an emergency court injunction against the city to block the release of footage and names.
The filing comes after the D.C. Council passed an emergency measure in June that included, among other requirements, mandates for the release of body-worn camera footage after incidents involving officer-involved death or serious use of force incidents within in five days, in addition to the names of the officers responsible.]
Can’t call a house clean if there is a pile of shit in the middle of the living room.