Civil Plaintiff

Family Sues First Responders for Fatal Wreck During High-Speed Chase

The family of Tyrance Benbow, a man killed in a wreck during a high-speed chase with Brunswick County law enforcement, has filed a lawsuit against the sheriff’s office and other first responders.

The lawsuit claims that Benbow’s civil rights were violated under state law and the Fourth and 14th Amendments in the crash that took place on Friday, July 8 of 2022.

It also claims that a PIT maneuver resulted in the fatal wreck and that this constituted unreasonable use of deadly force. This is disputed by the N.C. Highway Patrol’s Collision Reconstruction Unit, which stated last year that the collision wasn’t a result of a PIT maneuver.

Read the source article at foxwilmington.com

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