U K  leader says U S  diplomat’s wife should face justice for fatal crash

U K leader says U S diplomat’s wife should face justice for fatal crash

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a deadly car accident in England has led to a diplomatic standoff with the United States carried on 19 was struck and killed on his motorcycle in late August by a vehicle allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road and police say they were about to arrest a US diplomats wife in the case that American woman US diplomats wife was allowed to leave Britain under diplomatic immunity however CBS News correspondent Tim she has type AB said that has left Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn in agony not only have they lost their son they say but the legal loophole for diplomats and their families has also robbed them of their ability to grieve she killed her boy Charles said in an emotional interview if it wasn’t for her being under the supposed to boom out a community it would have been a clear-cut case and it’s just all turned into an absolute nightmare for us their nightmare started on a country road just outside Royal Air Force space critten which is used also as a US intelligence and communications base the family said dance akula’s the diplomats american wife was driving on the wrong side of the road once she crashed into done police are treating her as a suspect but days after the crash she flew back to the u.s. under diplomatic immunity we’ve just been left to just accept that she’s got this diplomatic immunity and the cases swept under the carpet Charles said law professor David glazier told CBS News that right or wrong it’s a complicated case the reason is that diplomatic immunity has been agreed to by States in order to protect diplomats in foreign countries particularly those countries that might have more corrupt or less scrupulous legal systems Glaser said but Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the u.s. embassy on Monday to rethink its decision to invoke immunity for siccolas I do not think that it can be right to use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose he said on a UK breakfast news show I hope that an cyclists will come back and will engage properly with the processes of law they are carried out in this country that’s a point that we raised or are raising today with the American ambassador here in the UK and I hope it will be resolved very shortly and to anticipate a question you might want to raise if we can’t resolve it then of course I will be raising it myself personally with the White House but that will be small comfort for two grieving parents Charles said they want cyclists to return to Britain to face justice and we want some acknowledgment from her that she’s remorseful in a statement provided Monday morning to CBS News the US State Department expressed sympathy and extended condolences to the bereaved family but said questions regarding a waiver of immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this received intense attention at senior levels and are considered carefully given the global impact such decisions carry immunity is rarely waived the State Department said it could not speculate on what actions the British government may take and would not comment on private diplomatic conversation with the British government

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