Community Members call for Transparency after Officer-involved Shooting

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ALBANY COUNTY, Wyo. -- Albany County for Proper Policing (ACoPP) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wyoming are requesting access to body and dash cam video in its entirety from a deadly officer-involved shooting on November 4th.

ACoPP is made up of concerned community members in Albany County. They filed a petition on November 16th requesting to view the footage and were denied a few days later. They were recently given access to a few emails and the policies for the Albany County Sheriff's Office, but were still not given access to the footage in full.

The footage was released on November 13th, 2018 to members of the media. However, the groups would like for the footage to be released to the public unedited. Karlee Provenza, an organizer for ACoPP said, “The public hasn’t been entrusted to make their own decisions about what happened with all of the facts that are available. It’s important that if it is going to be released, we get to see everything. Because if you see a piece of a story you can’t come to a meaningful solution.”

The organizers for ACoPP are planning on holding a public forum to engage with the community and hear what the rest of Albany County would like to see from public officials.

For more information on Albany County for Proper Policing, go to www.acopp.org.