An attorney for the family of Miriam Carey, 34, the Connecticut woman shot and killed by Secret Service and Capitol Police after she apparently made a wrong turn into a White House checkpoint and then tried to flee, says the idea that the officers will not face criminal charges is not surprising.
Nor does it change the family’s legal position in their wrongful death claim, Eric Sanders, who is based in New York, told WND on Thursday.
He has a telephone conference call scheduled later Thursday with authorities to discuss the next step in the investigation into Carey’s death.
The 34-year-old mother from Stamford, Connecticut, was shot five times, once in the head, three times in the back and once in the arm, in the confrontation with authorities in Washington. The bullets all missed her 14-month-old child, who was in the back seat of her vehicle as officers repeatedly fired at it.
The National Journal reported, quoting unnamed sources, that the Justice Department will decline to press criminal charges against the Secret Service and Capitol Police officers who shot and killed Carey on Oct. 3, 2013.