Eric Sanders, the attorney who is representing the Carey Family and is a former NYPD officer, told NewsOne that the shooting was unjustified.
“It further strengthens my position that they killed this woman and there was no justification,” Sanders said. “There was no reason for [the shooting]. How was she a threat if she is driving away from you? She was shot in the back of the head. It would have been a better argument if they had shot her in the front, but they shot her in the back, which means she was moving away from them.”
The family has filed a $75 million wrongful death claim against the U.S. Secret Service-Uniform Division and United States Capital Police.
There were also reports that Carey was mentally ill and was on medication. The toxicology report reveals that no drugs — prescription or otherwise — were found in her system.
WND, a Washington D.C.-based news outlet that has been reporting extensively on the shooting from the very beginning, has filed numerous Freedom of Information Act requests asking for documents germane to Carey’s shooting. None of their attempts have been successful so far.
NewsOne reached out to the U.S. Capital Police and the U.S. Department of Justice, who is also investigating the case, for comment. We will update this story once we get a response.
Later this week, NewsOne will also publish a longer exclusive story outlining how the family is dealing with the aftermath of Miriam’s death.