The Oct. 3 incident ended when Careyís car was stopped by a blockade on the Senate side of the Capitol and officers opened fire, fatally wounding her. Her family plans to sue the Capitol Police and a divison of the Secret Service.
Congress has thus far declined to investigate. A spokesperson for the majority on the House Administration Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Capitol Police, did not immediately respond to request for comment.
ďIt is in the publicís interest to ensure our government acted responsibly not only from a criminal or a civil perspective but from an internal agency perspective. It is also in the publicís interest avoid a similar tragedy in the future,Ē Valarie Carey said in a statement on her lawsuit.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.