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Justice Department Probe Sought in D.C. Chase and Shooting

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ A lawyer for a Connecticut woman killed by police after a car chase outside the U.S. Capitol is requesting a Justice Department investigation.

Attorney Eric Sanders says in a letter that he believes the officers who shot Miriam Carey last month mishandled the encounter and should be criminally prosecuted.

Police have said Carey tried to ram her car into a White House barrier on Oct. 3 and then led police on a car chase that ended with her being killed near the Capitol.

Records released after the shooting show Carey had previously told police that government cameras kept her under constant surveillance and that President Barack Obama communicated with her.

The District of Columbia police department is investigating the use of deadly force, which is standard protocol for police-involved shootings.

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