TUCSON, Ariz. — The family of a young boy who was fatally struck by Pima
County Sheriff’s Department vehicle has filed a claim seeking $50 million in
Authorities say 10-year-old Xavier Arturo Sanchez died July 15 when he was hit
by the marked driven by sheriff’s deputy.
Tucson police investigators decided against submitting the case to the county
Attorney’s Office because they felt the circumstances didn’t warrant criminal
charges against the deputy.
The deputy was en route to a non-emergency call for service about a civil
matter when he hit the boy with his vehicle.
Authorities say the deputy tried to swerve to miss Sanchez and wasn’t speeding.
The Arizona Daily Star says a lawyer for the boy’s
father filed the claim, a precursor to a lawsuit. Sheriff’s officials declined
Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com