US denies extradition request for Harry Dunn suspect Anne Sacoolas

The US has turned down an extradition request for the woman charged over the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn.

A US State Department spokesperson confirmed that the UK’s extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, had been denied.

“At the time the accident occurred, and for the duration of her stay in the UK, the US citizen driver in this case had immunity from criminal jurisdiction,” they said.

“If the United States were to grant the UK’s extradition request, it would render the invocation of diplomatic immunity a practical nullity and would set an extraordinarily troubling precedent.

“The United States has a history of close law enforcement cooperation with the United Kingdom, and we value that relationship.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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