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Family of Gabby Petito Files $50M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Utah Police

The family of Gabby Petito filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against the Moab City Police Department related to the handling of an encounter between Petito and her then-fiancé, Brian Laundrie while in Utah in August 2021. The family is seeking $50 million in damages.

Attorneys representing Petito’s family allege that Petito would still be alive had officers been properly trained to handle domestic violence situations.

“Moab City Police Department has been plagued by high turnover, lack of leadership and dangerous mismanagement for years,” said James McConkie, one of the attorneys representing the Petito family.

Read the source article at The Hill

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