- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The mother of a bystander killed in the crash of a car being chased by officers in downtown Nashville is suing the police department.

The Tennessean reports Arkansas State University senior Corey Joseph Taylor was visiting the city last year. Authorities said a man in a stolen car trying to escape pursuing officers drove over a curb and fatally struck him.

The lawsuit filed by Kathleen Fitzpatrick accuses Nashville police of being partially at fault because they chased the suspect, Nafarious Howard, at high speeds on a busy street. The crash happened one block from the nightlife hub of Broadway Street.

Police say they chased Howard for about 30 seconds. Howard is charged with felony murder.

The paper reports the city’s legal department didn’t comment on the suit.


Corrects to show that victim’s mother filed the lawsuit.


Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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