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Senator wants to tighten liability for high-speed police chases

from Lincoln Journal Star

A Nebraska lawmaker wants to change a law that holds cities liable for injuries to people hurt by a fleeing suspect after officers deem a high-speed chase too dangerous and end the pursuit. Lincoln Sen. Tony Fulton introduced a bill (LB447) that would address a 2006 ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court that cities can be held responsible in such cases. The high court ruled in a case in which the city of Omaha was ordered to pay $1.5 million to two men seriously injured after a police chase. more

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