Survivors And Relatives Of Charleston Church Shooting Victims Sue FBI
Relatives of victims and survivors of the shooting are reportedly seeking actual and compensatory damages.By Katie Link | July 3, 2016
The FBI is facing new lawsuits over its role in last year's Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting.
Several survivors and victims' family members are suing the agency, saying a clerical error allowed the confessed gunman to purchase the weapon that killed nine churchgoers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17.
Dylann Roof purchased the firearm in April 2015. Just weeks prior, he was arrested and admitted to possessing illegal drugs. That in itself should have barred him from purchasing a firearm.