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Carey’s Sisters Question Police Actions In Deadly DC Chase

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New York, NY  - OCTOBER 4: Miriam Carey's sisters, Valarie, left, and Amy, Right, speak to the media outside a family home in Bedford-Stuyvesent, Brooklyn after arriving back from Washington DC to identify her body. Miriam Carey was killed by police officers yesterday outside the US Capitol Building after she attemted to ram the White House gates. October 4, 2013 in New York, NY.    (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

New York, NY – OCTOBER 4: Miriam Carey’s sisters, Valarie, left, and Amy, Right, speak to the media outside a family home in Bedford-Stuyvesent, Brooklyn after arriving back from Washington DC to identify her body. Miriam Carey was killed by police officers yesterday outside the US Capitol Building after she attemted to ram the White House gates. October 4, 2013 in New York, NY. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) _ A sister of the Connecticut woman shot to death by police in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier says there were no indications that her sister was unstable.

Miriam Carey’s sister Amy Carey-Jones said Friday that her sister “seemed OK” the last time they spoke more than a week ago.

A second sister, Valarie Carey, said police should not have used deadly force.

Valarie Carey is a retired New York City police officer. She said there was “no need for a gun to be used.”

The sisters spoke late Friday outside Valarie Carey’s home in Brooklyn. They say Miriam Carey had been suffering from postpartum depression since the birth of her 1-year-old daughter.

Police say they’re confident Carey’s actions Thursday weren’t an accident.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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