Slain US officer’s sister sues Facebook for wrongful death


Carrillo, left, and Justus Jr., in undated Department of Motor Vehicles photo provided by the FBI. Carillo has been charged in the fatal shooting of Underwood and the wounding of his partner, while Justus Jr., has been charged with aiding and abetting the murder and attempted murder, in the shooting in Oakland, California. Underwood’s sister is suing Facebook, accusing the tech giant of connecting the two anti-government extremists who plotted the killing on its platform and promoting. — Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, left, and FBI via AP

OAKLAND, California: The sister of a slain US federal security officer is suing Facebook, alleging the tech giant played a part in the radicalisation of two men who are accused of planning the killing on its platform.

David Patrick Underwood was fatally shot and his partner was wounded while guarding a federal building in Oakland on May 29, 2020, when a large demonstration over the police killing of George Floyd was underway nearby. Federal prosecutors said two men now awaiting trial in the drive-by shooting met through a Facebook group page dedicated to the extremist anti-government “boogaloo” movement, and used the protest as cover for the crime.

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