Gabby Petito’s parent’s will not stop fighting for their late daughter.
Nichole Schmidt and Joseph Petito are making sure everyone who ultimately aided in her murder at the hands of Brian Laundrie pay for their mistakes.
On Thursday, November 3rd, Gabby’s parents and legal team filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department in Utah.
The lawsuit states that the officer who spoke to Gabby has a history of domestic violence.
“[Pratt] was a domestic abuser, who has used authority and threats of physical violence to control and intimidate sexual partners," according to another Petito family attorney.
He believes the officer was “fundamentally biased and likely ignored Gabby.
"All police departments need to follow the law as it's written," the lawyer said.
Gabby’s family is asking for an investigation into the police department as to why the officer was allowed to still be on the force.
“We believe that Gabby would be alive today if he had done his job to enforce the law as is written and protected Gabby that day," he said.