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$375K awarded in lawsuit involving Jackson Police

JACKSON, MS (AP) - For the fourth time in the last year, a Hinds County circuit judge has ruled against the city of Jackson in cases involving a police chase.

The latest ruling comes from a lawsuit filed by a former Richland police officer over injuries he suffered in 2004 when a car being chased by Jackson police struck his personal vehicle.

Senior Judge Swan Yerger awarded to 44-year-old Basil Thornton $375,000. But the city's legal department is asking the judge to split the damages among two other parties involved in the crash.

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