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Family of 9-year-old killed in crash sues city, police over chase

Family of 9-year-old killed in crash sues city, police over chase

The family of a 9-year-old girl who was fatally struck by a stolen SUV last summer is suing Baltimore city, the police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer engaged in a high-speed chase that led to her death, according to a recently filed lawsuit.

Amirah Kinlaw, a third grader at Steuart Hill Academic Academy, was leaving the school in June 2016 when she was struck by a stolen Jeep Liberty driven by a teenage boy.

Police said last year that the officer was not pursuing the vehicle, but the complaint by Amirah's family alleges the officer decided to "engage in a high-speed chase in pursuit of a possible stolen vehicle."

"A high speed...

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