SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier by a man in the country illegally is suing the city and two federal agencies that they say contributed to her death.
Kate Steinle’s parents filed the wrongful-death lawsuit Friday. It accuses the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department of failing to notify federal immigration officials that it was releasing Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez from jail.
They also are suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. A BLM ranger reported that a gun was stolen from his car while it was parked in downtown San Francisco.
Lopez-Sanchez says he unintentionally shot Steinle in July. He says he found the gun and it fired when he picked it up, striking Steinle in the back.
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