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Pittsburgh council considers $65,930 settlement in police car crash

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:27 a.m.

Pittsburgh City Council introduced legislation on Tuesday that, if approved, would authorize a $65,930 legal settlement with a West View couple who claim a police sergeant ran a red light and crashed into their van as he responded to an emergency call.

Pittsburgh would pay Raymond and Catherine Burke $40,559.50, plus $25,370.50 in attorney and professional fees to settle the suit, according to the legislation.

The Burkes sued the city and the officer because of the June 12, 2009, incident at Crawford and Centre avenues in the Hill District. They claim they were driving through the intersection when the officer went through a red light without his siren on and struck their Ford van.




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