Now, the Petito family has their sights on the Utah police, as they’re suing them for $50 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the New York Post.
They’re citing that the police failed to address the fact that their daughter’s life was in danger, after they were investigating an altercation between her and Laundrie in the tourist town of Moab.
The officers let the two leave after the investigation, but required them to spend the night apart from each other.
The altercation, which occurred on August 12th, 2021, happened just weeks before Laundrie murdered Petito at Grand Teton National Forest. Law enforcement has since launched an investigation into the traffic stop, and the officers were put on probation.
Laundrie’s remains were discovered in the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in North Port, Florida after Petito’s body was discovered, and was ruled a suicide.
At the site of Laundrie’s remains, investigators discovered a notebook containing his admission of guilt to killing his fiancé.
You can check out the full bodycam footage from the stop below: