THE family of Harry Dunn are bringing a private criminal prosecution against Dominic Raab over his dealings with their son’s case, it emerged last night.
Mr Dunn, 19, was killed while riding his motorcycle last August in a head-on collision diplomat’s wife Anne Sacoolas, thought to be a CIA employee.
She had pulled out on to the wrong side of the road after leaving a US intelligence base at RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
She claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to America, and was later charged with causing death by dangerous driving.
Mrs Sacoolas has apologised over the crash but is refusing to return to the UK to face justice.
But Mr Dunn’s distraught family now claim that the foreign secretary broke the law and his office allowed the suspect to flee the country.
His dad Tim Dunn said: “We need this for everybody to know how the decisions were made and why the procedures and guidelines weren’t followed and for me to get some justice and a bit of peace.”
The family’s spokesman Radd Seiger told Sky News: “There’s a very clear rule that it’s for the police to establish who has immunity.
“That rule was broken and we allege it constitutes a serious instance of misconduct in a public office.
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“That effectively stopped their investigation and we say that amounts to perverting the course of justice - two potentially serious crimes.”
A private prosecution is a prosecution started by a private individual who is not acting on behalf of the police or other prosecuting authority.
The US State Department has previously said returning Mrs Sacoolas would be highly inappropriate.