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Federal officials are looking into April’s disputed police shooting in San Diego’s Midway neighborhood, a spokesman for Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Tuesday.
Deputy City Attorney Keith Phillips referenced a possible federal inquiry during a court hearing Tuesday. Voice of San Diego and other local media outlets are asking a judge to allow the family of the shooting victim to release surveillance footage of the incident. Faulconer, the City Council and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman all oppose the video’s release publication. (Councilman David Alvarez has said he wants the video released.)
Phillips mentioned a federal review as a reason to keep the video secret. In the hearing, U.S. District Court Judge William Hayes said he’d rule on whether to release the video by the end of the week.