- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials have settled a lawsuit for $100,000 that stemmed from the 2014 investigation into a chase that killed an Ingham County sheriff’s deputy.

The Lansing State Journal reports (https://on.lsj.com/1QhTQab ) the settlement by Meridian Township and state police was in a federal case that alleged police illegally entered an Okemos apartment because an SUV similar to the one involved was parked outside.

Meridian Township police Chief Dave Hall says he stands by his officer’s actions during the “intense evening.”

The lawsuit was on behalf of two couples at the apartment.

Authorities say Deputy Grant Whitaker took over as lead pursuer in his marked vehicle when he lost control and crashed near Stockbridge, about 40 miles southeast of Lansing. John Kelsey of Stockbridge was convicted and sentenced to prison in the case.

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Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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