February 6, 2014
On Wednesday, an attorney representing the Carey family filed federal administrative notice of claim to sue the Capitol Police, as well as the Uniformed Division of the U.S. Secret Service.
Valarie Carey, sister of the victim, filed a wrongful death claim against the two government agencies seeking $75 million to compensate the family “for their great loss of a daughter, mother, friend and confidant,” according to a release posted on the website of The Sanders Firm, P.C., a New York-based law firm representing Carey.
“While the United States Department of Justice continues with its’ criminal and civil rights investigation, the Carey Family calls for immediate identification and termination of all police officer, supervisors, managers and other related employees’ involved in this matter who failed to order the immediate termination of pursuing Miriam and failed to establish firearms control; thereby, collectively causing the avoidable death of Miriam,” attorney Eric Sanders said in a statement.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia said “the investigation is continuing and the U.S. Attorney’s Office has not further comment at this time.”
The Capitol Police previously confirmed that officers had been pulled off the street in the wake of the violent incident, but on Wednesday afternoon did not immediately respond to further inquiries about administrative leave for those involved.
I’m sure this DOJ investigation will be as thorough as the one into IRS Tea Party targeting.