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Family sues Baltimore Police Department for $25M after illegal stop causes crash

Posted at 5:59 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 12:46:09-04

The family of a man who died as a result of a police chase involving members of the Baltimore Police's rogue Gun Trace Task Force is suing the department for $25 million, the family's attorney said in a statement.

Elbert Davis Jr. was killed when his car was crashed into by another vehicle being wrongfully pursued by former GTTF detectives, attorneys Judson Lipowitz and John Solter said in a statement. Davis was a father of 10 children.

Specifically, the attorneys named Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, the leader of the GTTF, Sgt. Ryan Guinn, and Homicide Detective Sean Suiter, who died from a single gun shot wound in November of 2017, as the perpetrators of the chase. 

The attorneys say not only did police wrongfully pursue the car they were chasing but that after the accident, they prioritized planting drugs in the vehicle they were following instead of rendering aid to Elbert.

The attorneys will hold a press conference Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Towson to discuss the suit.