Chicago woman’s death due to lack of police training
By: Don Babwin, The Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — An 84-year-old woman’s death in a traffic collision involving two Chicago police vehicles last month was a direct result of both a lack of officer training and “recklessly” speeding along city streets, relatives of the woman said Tuesday.
“We understand that our mom is dead today because of poor policies within the Chicago Police Department (and) she’s dead because there is a lack of proper training when it comes to police and how they are recklessly driving through our communities,” her son, Dwight Gunn, said at a news conference.
The family showed a video of the crash that killed his mother, Verona Gunn and discussed a lawsuit the family filed against the city and the two police officers Monday. The news conference comes a day after The Associated Press obtained exclusively surveillance video of the two police vehicles colliding at an intersection and crashing into a stationary car in which the retired teacher was riding the night of May 25. Two other people in the car were also injured.