Sister Questions Police Actions In Deadly DC Chase

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Amy Carey, Valarie Carey

Amy Carey, center, sister of Miriam Carey, speaks to the media outside the home of her sister Valarie, left, in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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.

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