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Jury awards $5 million to family of 84-year-old woman killed in crash with CPD vehicle

Chicago Sun-Times
March 29, 2023

A jury Wednesday awarded nearly $5 million to the family of an 84-year-old woman who was killed in 2019 when a speeding Chicago police cruiser struck her car as officers raced to respond to a call in the Austin neighborhood.

Jurors needed about four hours over Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning before issuing a $4.93 million judgment against the city on behalf of retired teacher Verona Gunn, attorney Andrew M. Stroth said.

Read more of Andy Grimm's reporting on the Chicago Sun-Times.

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