- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - The family of a man struck and killed by a police cruiser near Cleveland is filing a lawsuit against the officer behind the wheel and the city of East Cleveland.

The wrongful death lawsuit says the officer was driving recklessly without emergency lights or sirens.

It also cites a State Highway Patrol report that says street lights and crosswalk lights weren’t working in the area of the crash.

Police in East Cleveland initially said the cruiser had its flashing lights on when 22-year-old Christopher Kimble was struck and killed in October.

An East Cleveland official told WKYC-TV earlier this year that the victim was jaywalking and under the influence of marijuana at the time. A message seeking additional comment was left with the city Friday.


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