Family of W.Va. woman killed by deputy wants US probe

AP News
Posted: Aug 08, 2015 1:20 PM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The family of a West Virginia woman killed in a police shooting wants the U.S. Justice Department to step in.

The Dominion Post ( reports that Christie Cathers' family members say they have had few questions answered since the June 5 killing. They have made their appeal to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

The Monongalia County Sheriff's Department says 45-year-old Cathers was killed after a police chase when she attempted to drive her vehicle into a deputy's cruiser. The deputy fired the fatal shot.

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James Benedict says his daughter was shot four times, with one wound to the back of her head.

Sheriff Al Kisner says his department is still waiting for the final autopsy report.


Information from: The Dominion Post,