Raleigh police quietly release 500+ body, dashcam video from downtown protests

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – On Tuesday, the Raleigh Police Department posted hundreds videos captured from body-worn and dash cameras during protests in May and June.

The Department posted 586 videos to its YouTube page sometime around 3 p.m.

At 5:22 p.m., the City of Raleigh issued a press release saying:

“In the continued spirit of transparency, the City of Raleigh and Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown petitioned the Superior Court to release all the video that captured interactions between Raleigh Police Department officers and the community during the May 30 – June 1 protests.After reviewing this request, the presiding judge authorized the release of the video.”

The videos are from protests in downtown Raleigh on May 30, 31, and June 1 in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

The protests descended into chaos and violence – leaving damage across downtown.

Raleigh police said the department would not be commenting on the videos.

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