BOSTON (AP) — The family of a CIA contractor killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department.
The heirs of Glen Doherty filed a claim with the two government agencies last week alleging inadequate security at a U.S. diplomatic post and a nearby CIA compound in Benghazi, Libya. That claim seeks $1 million. Doherty’s friend who is executor of his estate filed a similar claim seeking $1 million.
The family’s lawyer said that the claims are required before a lawsuit against the government can be filed. The CIA and State Department declined to comment.
Separately, Doherty’s family filed a lawsuit in California last week over a death benefit on a policy Doherty was required to take out as a CIA contractor.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)