Family of Miriam Carey, woman shot to death by Washington D.C. police, calls for federal investigation
STAMFORD - The family of the Stamford woman who was shot to death by police in Washington D.C is asking for a federal investigation.
Miriam Carey, 34, was shot by officers on Capitol Hill in October when she rammed a White House barricade, hit a police car and refused to stop.
A lawyer representing Carey's family has sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General claiming police violated Carey's civil rights and used excessive force.
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Police records show before the incident, her boyfriend had expressed concern about her emotional stability and she had told officers she thought President Obama was watching her.