An autopsy report made public six months after Miriam Carey was shot dead after leading Washington police on a car chase from the White House to the Capitol, shows that the woman was shot five times in the back.
Carey, 34, was found to have suffered from mental illness. Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the government. They say the shooting was unjustified.
Lt. Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Police, one of the agencies involved in the incident, said the department would not comment on the pending litigation and while an investigation is ongoing.
Schneider said the officers involved are on administrative leave.
The report was released on the sixth month anniversary of the shooting, which captured national attention as the chase unfolded on television networks.
Carey, a Connecticut dentist hygienist, was unarmed and had her 1-year-old daughter in the backseat. Carey eluded a police car after it stopped her for attempting to ram her vehicle through a White House gate. She ultimately rammed a police car and was shot by police.
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