Pursuant to a court order entered on September 20, 2022, in the case of People v. David Abarca, No. 22CR-9707, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is currently prohibited from releasing materials relative to this incident. COPA remains committed to transparency and the release of video and other materials as outlined within the City’s Video Release Policy. Upon authorization, COPA will facilitate the prompt release of all required materials.
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