(Washington Post) D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier urged Tuesday that people not rush to judgement after an autopsy showed that federal agents shot a woman in the back after authorities said she rammed a White House barrier with her car and led police on a chase to the U.S. Capitol.

The chief cautioned that the investigation is not over and is being reviewed by the U.S. attorney’s office. The woman who was shot, Miriam Carey, 34, of Stamford, Conn., was killed in the Oct. 3 pursuit and shooting.

A lawyer representing the Carey estate has filed papers in court indicating that a lawsuit is being considered. Their attorney, Eric Sanders, contends that the federal officers violated regulations and accepted standards by firing on a moving vehicle, an action that many police agencies restrict or forbid.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.

Leave a Reply