NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Relatives of Miriam Carey, the Stamford, Conn., woman who was shot dead after leading police on a Capitol Hill chase last week, are questioning why cops had to resort to lethal force. But Sen. Richard Blumenthal defended law enforcement officials Sunday.
In an interview with CBS 880’s Steve Scott, Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said he was awaiting the results of an investigation before drawing any conclusions, but he said the site of the incident heightened tensions.
“One point to keep in mind is the location and circumstances, the confusion about what the goal was of this person,” said Blumenthal, one of the many Capitol Hill employees affected when the Capitol was placed on lockdown. “And most important, an investigation is certainly appropriate. … I am awaiting its factual findings along with oversight and scrutiny from other sources.