Jurors are deliberating in the case of a lawsuit alleging three Providence detectives were reckless when the car of a suspect they were pursuing slammed into a car carrying a 17-year-old boy, killing him.
Randy Cabral died in the April 2007 crash in Providence. His estate filed a wrongful death suit against the city, officers and Angelo Caba- the suspect who was pursued. The suit seeks more than $1 million for lost wages, pain and suffering.
The Providence Journal reports the judge and jurors heard closing arguments in the trial on Friday.
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Cabral's lawyers argue that detectives put the public in peril by engaging in a high-speed pursuit. The detectives' lawyer says Caba's negligence caused the crash.
Caba served prison time for the crash.