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Woman of family hit by CPD squad car sues Chicago Police Department

Posted On: Nov 19, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

CHICAGO - The family of a woman who was hit by a police squad car is suing the Chicago Police Department and the officer who was behind the wheel.
Martina Standley, 34, was hit by a CPD SUV on Nov. 13 near 71st Street and Jeffrey Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. Police said as officers were leaving the area, Standley's right leg became stuck under the passenger side tire of the vehicle. However, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday morning, her attorneys said it was an intentional, reckless act by the officers.
Standley remains in the hospital in critical condition with a traumatic brain injury and crushed right leg.
Her attorney, Andrew Stroth, said the officers ran her over, pinned her underneath the car and said she had blood streaming from her head.
"...one witness even described the noise of Martina's skull slamming into the ground as being as loud as a gun shot," Stroth said.
No information was given by Standley's family, attorneys or police about what led up to the encounter in the first place....

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