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Police Who Gunned Down Miriam Carey in Front of Her Child Won’t Face Charges

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced Thursday that there is not miriam_careyenough evidence to prosecute members of the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police who were involved in gunning down Miriam Carey.

In October of last year Carey was fatally shοt in front of her young child after being chased by police near the U.S. Capitol and crαshing her car near the White House.

Officers say Carey rαmmed into “a well-marked, restricted White House checkpoint at 15th and E Streets NW, without authorization and without stopping,” which led to the chase.

“She drove into the circle going against the flow of traffic, almost hitting another vehicle head-on,” officials said, according to WJLA. “Carey then turned her vehicle towards the permanently-affixed black barriers that block vehicular traffic on the pedestrian walkway that leads to the steps of the U.S. Capitol.”

Carey’s family expressed their disagreement with the decision not to prosecute the officers and have already filed a $75 million dollar lawsuit.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, more than 60 people were interviewed as part of the investigation. In addition, officials used ballistic reports and surveillance video from the scene to aid in their investigation.

“After a thorough review of all the evidence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office concluded that the evidence was insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers who were involved in the shooting used excessive force or possessed the requisite criminal intent at the time of the events,” read a statement from the U.S Attorney’s Office.

The decision not to prosecute will not impact the Carey family’s lawsuit.

“Now that the criminal inquiry has concluded, the Carey Family will continue with its fight for Miriam’s and her minor child EF’s rights. The United States Attorney’s legal position has not changed the Carey Family’s legal position,” read a statement from Eric Sanders, the family’s attorney.