The families and friends of the people killed at Cafe Racer in Seattle suffered great loss on May 30, 2012, grief compounded by the widely distributed still images taken from the surveillance video of the attack. While we understand the law as it pertains to Freedom of Information requests, we ask that the Seattle Police Department respect the wishes of the community and not make copies of the surveillance footage from Cafe Racer for distribution. We recognize the media as members of the community and ask that they act as a community members to avoid inflicting further pain on those who are still struggling to heal from this tragedy. We ask they be willing to do any necessary investigative research on the footage at the police station and not by obtaining a copy which could fall into the wrong hands and cause harm to the community.
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