On May 9, 2018, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officer James Lorenzo Wilson III shot and killed D’Quan Young. Ever since, his family has tried to learn why and how this happened. Despite the Young family’s multiple attempts to access this information, MPD waited years to show them body-worn camera footage of the incident and, even now, the Department is still withholding important records.
On April 28, 2021, the ACLU-DC filed D.C. Freedom of Information Act requests with the Office of Unified Communications, Metropolitan Police Department, and Office of the D.C. Auditor to ask for information regarding Mr. Young's death.