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Attorney Geoffrey Fieger announces filing of $50 million lawsuit in state police chase death

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FLINT (WJRT) - (07/07/14) - Attorney Geoffrey Fieger has scheduled a press conference to announce the filing of a $50 million lawsuit against the state of Michigan and a state police trooper after a chase in Flint last Thursday resulted in one death and left others with severe injuries.

Michigan state police tell us around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, an MSP trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near North Road and Pierson Road in Flint.

The driver refused to stop, which started a chase between that vehicle and the MSP cruiser.

During the pursuit, the cruiser struck another vehicle traveling through the intersection of North Road and Pierson Road. That vehicle was thrown into a yard at a home on the corner. The cruiser was smashed into a telephone pole, also on the corner.

The press release from Fieger is below:

"(July 7, 2014). Attorney Geoffrey Fieger will hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at his offices located at 79390 W. Ten Mile Road in Southfield, Michigan, to announce the filing of a $50 million lawsuit against the State of Michigan and a state police trooper, as a result of a police chase in Flint that result (sic) in one death and two severe injuries of innocent people.

On July 3, 2014, Precious Cochrane, age 61, Jacqueline Nichols, ages 64 and Robbie Head, age 39 were returning from a beauty salon appointment around 7:00 p.m. Approximately two blocks from Jacqueline Nichol's home, their vehicle was broadsided by a state police vehicle, traveling through an intersection at a high rate of speed, without lights or sirens operating, pursuing a vehicle for a minor traffic violation.

Fieger stated, "It is well known that police take the public's lives into their hands when they engage in unnecessary and inappropriately conducted police chases. In this case, it is also terrible that the state police office had a family tag-along in his car. Apparently, he was trying to impress the drive-along."

Jacqueline Nichols, an innocent passenger, died in the accident."

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