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City of Yonkers settles lawsuit in 2015 fatal police chase case for $1.5 million

The family filed a lawsuit in 2016 claiming the police had a reckless disregard for public safety.

News 12 Staff

Nov 30, 2023, 10:07 PM

Updated 206 days ago

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The City of Yonkers will pay $1.5 million to the estate of a woman who was killed during a high-peed police chase in 2015.
The City Council approved the settlement this week.
Police were chasing a stolen van on Warburton Avenue when the teenage driver crossed the double yellow line and drove the wrong way before colliding head on with a car driven by 46-year-old Sharlene Stinson.
Stinson was pronounced dead at the scene. The teenager driver died a week later, while a second teenager survived.
The family filed a lawsuit in 2016 claiming the police had a reckless disregard for public safety.


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