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Raleigh police release hundreds of dash, body cam videos from riots

Posted October 27, 2020 5:49 p.m. EDT
Updated October 27, 2020 8:10 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police announced Tuesday the release of more than 500 videos that were captured during the protests that happened downtown and in other areas of Raleigh during May 30, May 31 and June 1.

Raleigh police released the videos on the department's YouTube page Tuesday evening. The videos that were posted range from a couple of minutes to nearly an hour long and document the marches, looting and damage that was done to many areas of downtown Raleigh.

Many of the protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd.

The videos were released by the City of Raleigh and Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown after petitioning the Superior Court that they be released publicly. The presiding judge authorized the release of the videos earlier Tuesday.

"We asked the judge to release the videos so there was true transparency in reviewing the events that occurred in May," Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin said. "The videos were just released, and I have not yet reviewed them."

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