In January 2020 the US State Department rejected an extradition request to return her to the UK for prosecution, and she remains in the United States. Unable to prosecute Sacoolas in England, Dunn’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, bring a civil suit for damages against her in Virginia, where she lives with her husband.
“Harry’s family is in unimaginable pain and misses him every day. His mental health is always poor,” family spokesman Rad Seeger told CNN.
“Therefore it has come as a great relief to them that now a resolution of the civil claim between the parties has successfully taken place and they can put this part of the campaign behind them.”
The spokesperson did not disclose details of the agreement.
Seeger said the Dunn family had the courage and determination to face an escalating legal battle, but warned that their struggle was not over.
“This is a turning point in the campaign, a real milestone,” he said in a written statement. “But there is much work to be done before justice can be said for Harry and we leave an important legacy for him that what happened to this family will never happen again at the hands of the American government to any other British family.” And that all stakeholders can learn from this saddest of deaths and a terrifying decline in the history of relations between the US and the UK.”
Dunn, 19, was struck and killed when Sacoolas turned his head in his motorbike in August 2019 near RAF Crouton, a military base in central England used by US intelligence agencies.