The Oct. 3 incident ended when Carey’s 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.
“It is in the public’s 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 public’s interest avoid a similar tragedy in the future,” Valarie Carey said in a statement on her lawsuit.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.