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Update: Family of teenager killed by CIA officer's wife intends to file "private criminal prosecution" against UK Foreign Secretary

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Update: Interpol has issued a "red notice" for her arrest if she leaves the United States.


An Interpol notice has been circulated worldwide making Anne Sacoolas in effect a fugitive from justice if she sets foot outside her native United States.


Sacoolas was charged in the UK withcausing the death by dangerous driving of a 19-year-old motorcyclist, Harry Dunn, last August.


The US refused to accept an extradition warrant, saying she enjoyed diplomatic immunity at the time of the crash. Her husband worked at a CIA spying base, RAF Croughton in Northampton.


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5 minutes ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:


IIRC, couldn't she have most likely gotten a slap on the wrist if she'd stayed at the scene and just said she had gotten confused about which side of the road to be on since she'd just arrived in the UK? And potentially even if she'd fled but at least promptly turned herself in, claiming that she'd fled because of in-the-moment panic?

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Family of Harry Dunn to bring private prosecution against UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab


The family of Harry Dunn, the 19-year-old killed on 27 August last year after being hit by a car driven by the wife of a US intelligence officer, intends to bring a private criminal prosecution against the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, the Guardian has learned.


They claim that Raab did not have the authority to allow Anne Sacoolas to return to the United States after the incident, while there was an ongoing police investigation and while the issue of her diplomatic immunity had not been resolved. They also allege that Raab misled parliament in statements he made about Sacoolas’s return to the US. 


A private prosecution, brought by individuals rather than the Crown Prosecution Service or another public body, is highly unusual. The family argue that the actions of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) amount to misconduct in public office, and perverting the course of justice.


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