Police ask Astroworld attendees to submit photos and videos to assist investigation into the tragedy
Written by Ken Simmons on January 17, 2022
The Houston Police Department is asking people who attended the Astroworld Festival on November 5, 2021, to submit photos and videos to an FBI website to assist in the investigation into the tragedy that left 10 people killed.
“Houston Police Detectives have already viewed countless hours of video evidence as part of our ongoing investigation into the Astroworld event,” a department spokesperson said in a statement, according to Billboard. “To ensure that we have captured all possible evidence for a complete investigation, we have partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for additional technical assistance.”
Authorities are specifically interested in photos and videos taken between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at the festival. Concertgoers can upload a maximum of four files.
As previously reported, Congress announced in December that it was studying the role of the event’s promoter, Live Nation, in the disaster. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino requesting information about the deadly November event, during which 10 people died of “compression asphyxia.”
Also, festival organizer and headliner Travis Scott has been meeting with mayors across the country in an effort to improve concert safety. The “Highest in the Room” rapper is working with the United States Conference of Mayors to implement new safety procedures at festivals. The plan to be developed is titled “Festival Safety,” and is expected to be compiled by June.
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