The City of Glendale paid $3.8 million to settle lawsuits arising from a November 30, 2013 collision involving a Glendale police officer, who was responding to a non emergency call. The officer drove his vehicle on North 67th Avenue and West Glendale Avenue, he was going 71, the speed limit was 40 mph.
The police vehicle collided with a van, which then struck two pedestrians on a sidewalk. The patrol car hit another car. One of the pedestrians died after being run over two times, by another vehicle.
Settlements were made between the City of Glendale and the injured parties and with two children of the deceased pedestrian.
A year and a half later the same Glendale police officer was fired, after his pursuit of a suspect, the officer was going 60 mph in a 40 mph zone and ran a red light, at 91stAvenue and Camelback Road.
When an Arizona State, County or City employee is negligent and causes injuries or death Arizona law provides that a Notice of Claim is required byNotice of Claim is required by A.R.S. §12-821.01 A.R.S. §12-821.01 before a lawsuit may be filed.