Hennepin Co. Sheriff won't release video in Richfield police shooting

A photograph of Brian Quinones (left) and his brother Joshua.
A photograph of Brian Quinones (left) and his brother Joshua is affixed to a candle at a memorial along 77th Street East in Richfield, Minn., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Brian Quinones was fatally shot by police at that location late Saturday.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson says his investigators will not be releasing dash cam video from Richfield or Edina police anytime soon from a fatal police shooting in Richfield.

Richfield and Edina police were both involved in last weekend’s fatal traffic stop that Brian Quinones streamed live on Facebook from his dash-mounted phone. The incident ended when Quinones exited his vehicle and was shot and killed by police. Authorities have said he confronted police with a knife.

Neither police force uses department-wide body cameras, although car cameras reportedly recorded at least part of the incident.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's office is investigating the shooting.

In a statement, Sheriff David Hutchinson said that interviews with witnesses and officers are not finished, so his department won't release any video evidence for fear of jeopardizing the investigation. He didn't offer any indication of when any evidence might be made public.

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