We expect the police to serve and protect. We see it plastered on their vehicles as they drive through our neighborhoods. We expect them to keep our schools and communities safe especially around our children. But when a police officer is irresponsible and negligent, the worst and most tragic outcomes happen. The wrongful death lawyers at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers want to talk about a recent case here in Cleveland, Ohio, that involved someone intoxicated behind the wheel, ending a young child’s life.
In May 2020, Tamia Chappman, a student at Superior Elementary School, was walking to a library in East Cleveland with friends. A car fleeing from the police went up a sidewalk and struck and killed her. The pursuit soon ended when the car crashed, and a 15-year old boy was arrested at the scene. He was charged with murder, aggravated robbery, and robbery.
He did not stop for Tamia, but the police pursued him, against regulations. It states in Ohio law and department procedures “in that the immediate danger of the pursuit is less than the immediate danger to the public if the suspects in the fleeing vehicle remained at large.”
We hear about wrongful deaths by police all of the time. Even with regulations and law changes, police acting as their own law and order is dangerous and, in many cases, lethal. Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers our Cleveland wrongful death attorneys find that there are responsible parties, acting without reservation that endanger others, especially when they wear a badge.
The family members of wrongful death have to deal with such problems such as:
We understand there are more struggles you are going through. That is why we want you to let us start the investigation into your case since time is short. The statute of limitations is two years for a wrongful death case in Ohio, and that does not leave you much time for you to get the compensation you deserve. We want to start your investigation immediately to relieve you of the unexpected burdens you are facing.
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by someone’s negligent and careless actions in the Cleveland area, please contact us immediately. We promise to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. There is only a two-year window for you to receive the help you deserve. We want you to receive compensation for: