Family Marks One Year Since Relative Killed at Capitol - NBC Connecticut

Family Marks One Year Since Relative Killed at Capitol

Miriam Carey led officers on a wild chase before she was shot and killed. (Published Friday, Oct. 3, 2014)

Today marks one year since an attempted security breach at the White House ended up with a Connecticut woman losing her life.

Thirty-four-year old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, led officers on a wild pursuit last October with her young daughter in the back seat of her car. She was shot and killed but the baby was unharmed.

Since the shooting, the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters have stayed in touch with Carey's relatives, who made the gut wrenching decision to return to the place where she took her last breath.

Miriam Carey's family let out butterflies in her honor, spent an hour in silent protest, and said her name out loud five times, once for each time she was shot.

No Answers, and More Questions

[HAR] No Answers, and More Questions
Family of Stamford woman shot and killed in U.S. Capitol incident last fall has filed a $75 million claim against federal government. The reason? To get more answers about how their loved one died. The federal investigation into what happened to 34 year old Miriam Carey is ongoing.
(Published Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014)

Capitol Police and Uniformed Secret Service shot and killed Carey following a car chase after Carey drove through a barricade near the White House, then kept going.

The Justice Department cleared the officers of excessive force allegations.

Her family filed a $75 million lawsuit, which is still working its way through court.

A family friend expressed frustration with how Carey was dealt with, compared to the intruder who got into the White House last month.

Carey's relatives declined to comment on Friday.

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