WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) wrote the Nationwide Park Service (NPS) requesting details about the investigation into an car crash that killed two pedestrians at Hains Level final yr. Norton wrote the letter after studying that NPS has refused to supply the households of the victims the motive force’s title, which is critical to file life insurance coverage claims. Norton has lengthy labored on getting extra transparency from NPS, together with within the 2017 capturing loss of life of Bijan Ghaisar, who was unarmed, by U.S. Park Law enforcement officials.
“NPS has a monitor document of stonewalling requests for data concerning their investigations, together with data to which households of victims are entitled,” Norton mentioned. “I’ve requested a response by Might 6, 2022, which is an inexpensive timeline to reply these primary questions.”
The letter follows.
April 21, 2022
Charles F. Sams III
Nationwide Park Service
1849 C Road NW
Washington, DC 20240
Expensive Director Sams:
I’m writing concerning the standing of the investigation of the April 2021 car crash at Hains Level that killed two pedestrians. I request responses to the next questions by Might 6, 2022:
- What are the insurance policies and procedures for investigating site visitors crashes on Nationwide Park Service (NPS) land within the District of Columbia?
- What’s the standing of this investigation, together with whether or not the findings have been offered to prosecutors?
- It’s my understanding that the household of the 2 individuals who have been killed can’t file life insurance coverage claims with out the title of the motive force, and that NPS has not offered the title to the households. Why has NPS not offered the title?
Eleanor Holmes Norton