Sheriff won't release video in Minnesota livestreamed chase

Brian J. QuinonesThe Associated Press
This undated photo provided by Anthony Darst shows Brian Quinones. Quinones, 30, was fatally shot by police in suburban Minneapolis on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, after a police chase that Quinones livestreamed on Facebook. Police say Quinones confronted officers with a knife before he was shot. (Anthony Darst via AP)

A sheriff says he will not yet release squad car video of a police shooting that killed a man who livestreamed his chase by officers through two Minneapolis suburbs.

Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson said in a statement Wednesday that releasing video of the shooting or other information before investigators have interviewed witnesses "may jeopardize the thoroughness of the investigation."

Police fatally shot 30-year-old Brian Quinones in Richfield on Saturday night after they say he failed to stop for a red light in Edina and wouldn't pull over. The city of Edina says Quinones "confronted officers with a knife."

Five police officers — three from Richfield and two from Edina — are on standard paid administrative leave. None of the officers were wearing body cameras, but both departments had squad car video.