Johnson Pressures Trump On Returning Killer Driver

The Guardian reports:

Boris Johnson “reiterated the need” for the suspect charged with causing the death of Harry Dunn to return to the UK during a phone call with Donald Trump, a Downing Street spokeswoman said. Dunn, 19, died after a crash outside a US military base in Croughton, Northamptonshire, on 27 August 2019.

Anne Sacoolas, 42, was charged with causing his death by dangerous driving in December but she left the UK days later when the US government claimed she had diplomatic immunity. Sacoolas is the wife of an intelligence officer who was based in Croughton, and the issue has ignited international controversy.

The US informed the Home Office late on Thursday that it had rejected the extradition request, a decision which has been condemned by politicians and Dunn’s grieving family.

Axios reports:

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab condemned the U.S.’s decision to refuse extradition in the case of Anne Sacoolas, a U.S. diplomat’s wife who was charged last December in connection with the crash that killed teenager Harry Dunn in Britain last August.

“I called the US Ambassador earlier to express the government’s disappointment about this decision. We feel this amounts to a denial of justice, and we believe Anne Sacoolas should return to the UK. We are now urgently considering our options. I also explained that the UK would have acted differently if this had been a UK diplomat serving in the US.”