In an exclusive conversation with rolling out, Eric Sanders, of The Sanders Firm PC, spoke on the wrongful death lawsuit of Miriam Carey and revealed misconceptions surrounding the case. The firm has filed an affidavit describing police actions and failures of standard procedure on the day Carey was gunned down by the Secret Service and Capitol Police. The media initially reported that she was armed and firing a gun. In fact, she was not firing a gun and was not a terrorist as some media outlets initially reported. The family contends that she was not familiar with the street she was driving on and an unnamed police officer threw a metal police barricade at her car damaging it and causing her to panic. The affidavit contends that some security checkpoints were not in place and staffed to prevent cars from traveling near the White House.
Police had their weapons drawn on her and were in a ready to fire position. The young mother had her infant daughter with her in the car and was scared and trying to leave the area. Police were aware that the child was in the car when they shot into the vehicle killing her.
Attorney Sanders spoke with this writer and WAOK news talk show host Sidney Woods on Monday morning. Sanders made a few things clear. He stated, “Police are trained to protect and that it’s protect life over property that is important not property over life. The police should have terminated the chase of Miriam.” Sanders went on to say, “There are no health records that were released describing her as suffering from post-partum depression or psychosis. There is a systemic failure in the justice system when it comes to black life and rights.”
Rolling out will continue to follow the case of Miriam Carey as it develops. Attorney Sanders and the victim’s sister Valerie Carey have been in direct contact with us.