Jury Gives $1.6M to Man Disabled by Police Cruiser

December 7, 2012

A jury has awarded $1.6 million to a Michigan man who sustained a severe head injury when a Lansing-area police officer crashed into his vehicle.

The Ingham County Circuit Court jury in Mason reached the verdict Tuesday in a suit that Carl Mennare brought against the Lansing Township police Department.

The Lansing State Journal says Mennare was driving down a street in march 2009 when Officer Brett Ramsden pulled his police cruiser out of the driveway of his home.

Mennare lawyer Larry Nolan says his client sustained a permanent traumatic brain injury and lost his job. The ruling followed a five-day trial before Judge William Collette.

The Associated Press left a phone message after business hours Tuesday seeking comment.

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