$21,300,000 Verdict – Police Chase
A jury found the City of Chicago and two Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers liable for the death of a 37-year-old mother of five following a horrific car accident in early December 2015 when a reportedly stolen vehicle collided with the family’s van during a high-speed chase with police on the city’s South Side. The officers involved violated numerous CPD pursuit policies during this incident, leaving the Carreon family without warning that the dangerous situation was approaching and not able to protect themselves. As a result of these officers choosing to chase a stolen property that did not require pursuit, a mother was killed and five family members sustained serious and permanent injuries.
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