Family of unarmed woman shot on Capitol sues U.S.
The family of a 34-year-old unarmed woman shot to death by federal agents near the Capitol in October will file a $75 million lawsuit against the U.S. government.
The claim is against the U.S., the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Capitol Police for “numerous intentional, grossly negligent and reckless actions of police officers, supervisors, managers and other related employees.”
Miriam Carey was shot to death Oct. 3, 2013, by federal officers after a car chase that began at the White House and ended about a block from the Capitol.
Sanders said that after months of waiting for the release of the official investigation and after an exhaustive review of all publicly available data, the Carey family has concluded the shooting was not justified.
According to the suit Carey, a mother and dental hygienist from Connecticut, was still alive after she was shot numerous times by officers then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
No one has been charged in the death.
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