City to Settle With Mother of Man Killed After His Jeep Was Rear-Ended by Dallas PD Officers

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Terry Glover
For those who do not recall the story: In the wee small hours of August 12 of last year, 59-year-old Terry Glover's Jeep Cherokee stalled out in the middle lane of South Polk near Camp Wisdom. Glover, who was on his way home after dropping off his godson, hit the emergency flashers; he waited for help. Instead, the Army veteran's vehicle was violently struck from behind: Two Dallas Police officers -- Adam Stucki, who was driving, and Archie Beason -- slammed into the Jeep doing 45 miles per hour.

The two were headed to Methodist Charlton Medical Center on W. Wheatland; it was a nonemergency call, and the DPD car's lights and sirens were not on. Glover had no warning what was about to happen. As Scott Goldstein and Tanya Eiserer wrote: The officers "drove into the sport utility vehicle, pushing it through a metal fence and into the front yard of a home, its hazard lights still flashing." Glover was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he died from blunt force injuries at 7:15 a.m. during surgery.

DPD would release the dash-cam video of the collision. And DPD Chief David Brown would meet with Glover's family, including his elderly mother, who did not rule out suing the city over the officers' negligence. Instead, Nettie Glover filed a claim against the city. Tomorrow, behind closed doors, the city council will talk with City Attorney Tom Perkins about the terms of Dallas' settlement with Nettie over the death of her son; one week from tomorrow, according to its meeting agenda, the council will authorize the settlement: "Nettie Glover has agreed to settle this claim for the amount of $125,000."

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16 comments
PhillyJ
PhillyJ

Vehicular manslaughter indeed

Bryan
Bryan

The US Department of Transportation actually has guidelines, developed in part by the insurance industry, on the value of a human life (http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/policy.... That value, in 2003, was estimated at $5.8 million dollars. I've already instructed my parents that if I am killed in some vehicular accident, regardless of the other participants, to use this document as a starting point. 

I concur with CrackerDaddy. Chickenfeed, indeed.

Kuei
Kuei

Cops are disgusting! To add insult to injury they offer her scraps for the life of her loved one. She should have held out for a cool million and the firing of the pigs.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

Watching the video makes me wonder if the cops were fucked up.  HOW in the hell did they not see the blinking red lights.  If the reverse would have happened.......someone would be in prison. 

J. Erik Jonsson
J. Erik Jonsson

Brown has done such a nice job of being transparent about police misconduct issues.  Now if he could just get them to stop.

Heywood U Buzzoff
Heywood U Buzzoff

The DPD probably paid more than $125,000 on legal fees when Chief Brown's son got the funeral cortege escort.  The two cops should at least be on the hook for vehicular manslaughter.  

scottindallas
scottindallas

I hope she refuses the deal, she'd be better off suing.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Is that all? Who was representing her, Lionel Hutz?

Jake_V
Jake_V

reference above comment.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

According to DPD spokesman Senior Corporal Kevin Janse: "From what I am being told, the case has not even gone to the grand jury yet, so they are waiting on that."

Jake_V
Jake_V

dude, they are cops though.

Haven't you figured out that cops, politicians, celebrities and rich people are above the law in the U.S?

Just us peons go through the system. DUH.

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