- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents of a 15-year-old boy decapitated after being hit by a car fleeing police last year are suing the city of Los Angeles, alleging the officers involved acted recklessly and were not properly trained in pursuits.

City News Service reports Monday that Nick and Claudia Phoenix filed the wrongful-death suit last week. They are seeking unspecified damages.

A spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office did not immediately return a call for comment.

Police said 15-year-old Jack Phoenix was in a crosswalk on Venice Boulevard last Nov. 15 when he was struck and killed by an alleged stolen-car suspect being chased by officers.

The suit claims the city doesn’t have immunity from civil liability because there was no directive for regular training of officers involved in car chases.

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