LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil Monday for Miriam Carey, the woman shot and killed in a car chase near the steps of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
Clergy members from all religious backgrounds attended, they prayed for Carey, her daughter, and the law enforcement officers involved.
Reverend Anthony Motley from the Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church in Capitol Heights, MD. led the vigil.
“We know that there’s an investigation that’s ongoing right now and we pray that the investigation will bear out whether or not officers used proper judgement,” said Motley.
He says he wants the nation to take a closer look at mental health in hopes that the stigma around mental illness will be removed and people who suffer from it will get the help they need.
Miriam Carey’s funeral service is expected to take place Tuesday in Brooklyn, NY.
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