Kentucky court rules police can be sued when chases cause death, injury

LEXINTGON, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that police can be sued for damages when their car chases lead to the death or injury of third parties.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the ruling will allow the children of Luis Gonzalez to sue the Scott County sheriff and a deputy for damages related to their father's death.

Gonzalez died in 2014 when a suspected drug dealer crashed head-on into his vehicle during a chase.

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