Gabby Petito's family files $50M lawsuit against Utah police
Gabby Petito's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the Moab City Police Department over the handling of an encounter between Pettito and her fiancé, Brian Laundry.
“The Moab City Police Department has been plagued for years by high turnover, a lack of leadership and dangerous mismanagement,” said James McConkey, attorney for the Petito family.
McConkey also stated that the Moab Police Department "disregarded its duty to provide its officers with the necessary training and resources to perform their jobs."
The City of Moab issued a statement Wednesday and reviewed the August 12, 2021 incident, which occurred shortly before Petito's disappearance.
It says the inaccuracies "stemmed from the fact that officials failed to cite Ms Petito for domestic violence."
The review also stated, "Just because Gabby was determined to be the prime attacker related to this incident, it doesn't mean that she was the prime attacker in this relationship for a long time."
"Due to a lack of training and access to critical domestic violence resources, officials failed to properly investigate a reported domestic assault," Steward said in a news release.
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