COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The families of some of the nine people killed in a South Carolina church are suing the FBI.
Their lawsuit accuses the federal government of errors that enabled Dylann Roof to buy the .45-caliber handgun used in the June 2015 shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
Federal officials didn’t immediately return an email. FBI Director James Comey has said Roof shouldn’t have been able to buy the gun and promised a full review.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon told The Associated Press last summer that a clerk entered incorrect information for Roof’s prior drug arrest, which prevented an FBI examiner from finding the arrest details when Roof tried to buy a gun.