Cause of death: vehicular
Last updated: 5 months ago
Twenty-one county deputies and a police helicopter tracked a 19-year-old suspected car thief in a pickup truck for about 50 minutes. At the end of the incident the suspect ran a red light and collided with the car of Frantz Leandre, a former official of the Haitian government, and his sister Carole. The county maintained that such tactical pressure on the thief did not constitute a "chase." A jury disagreed, awarding a $2M settlement to the Leandres' family.