On October 3, 2013, a horrible situation played out live on national TV when Miriam Carey was killed by police. Carey, a dental hygienist from Stanford, Conn., had reportedly driven three days to DC with her one-year-old daughter in the car. She was suffering from postpartum depression and psychosis and believed President Obama was watching her every move with monitoring devices. She took her vehicle and rammed White House barricades, which caused security measures to be put into action. Carey then fled the scene in chase with police until she was stopped. Officers then let loose a hail of bullets, killing the mom with her child in the car.
Now Carey’s family has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the Secret Service and Capitol Police who killed the single mom. Valarie Carey, the sister of Miriam Carey, is being represented by the Sander’s Law Firm in a wrongful death lawsuit. In a press release, the law firm states, “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.”