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Topic - Valarie Carey
Family members of the 34-year-old woman who led police on a chase through downtown Washington before being shot dead said Monday the police should not have fired on her car.
A car chase around the U.S. Capitol that led to the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman was initiated by the woman making a U-turn at a White House security checkpoint, according to court papers filed as investigators work to determine the appropriateness of the police response.
"My sister didn't have a gun. She was not shooting a weapon from her vehicle, so deadly physical force of a weapon being fired upon her car — I don't believe was justified," Ms. Carey's sister, Valarie Carey, a former New York City police officer, said in an interview with CNN.
"My sister's afraid and she's frightened and she's trying to get out of there," Valarie Carey, a former New York City police officer, said.