01/28/2007

Seattle may owe $2 million in police pursuit damages

By LEVI PULKKINEN
Seattle Post Intelligencer

A couple hit and severely injured by an errant driver during a police chase likely will receive $4.5 million in damages -- much of which could come from city of Seattle coffers.

A King County Superior Court jury ruled Thursday that the city is partly liable for the collision because a Seattle Police Department officer who continued a chase that the jury found he should have abandoned.

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