Md. Cop Roped Back Into Suit Over Car Chase That Killed Kid

Law360 (July 22, 2020, 4:36 PM EDT) -- A Maryland appellate court on Monday partially restored a wrongful death suit against a police officer over a high-speed chase that led to a crash that killed a toddler at a bus stop, saying there are disputes over the officer's conduct that raise questions about whether he is entitled to immunity.

Judge Andrea M. Leahy, writing for the panel, reversed a summary judgment in favor of the police officer, saying it is up to a jury to decide whether officer Joseph Kamberger's conduct was a substantial factor in the death of 17-month-old Jeremiah Perry and if Kamberger was grossly negligent.

"The evidence presented...

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