Kyle Barnett Jun. 16, 2014, 6:07pm


GRETNA – The Kenner Police Department is being sued by a pedestrian who claims she was injured when an officer ran him over in a police cruiser.

Josselyn L. Cruz filed suit against David J. Stromeyer, ABC Ins. Co., the City of Kenner, the Kenner Police Department and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 27.

Cruz claims that on the night of June 21, 2013 she was walking across Conlin Street in Metairie when she was struck by a police cruiser driven by Stromeyer as it turned onto the street. The plaintiff asserts the incident resulted in injuries to her musculatory, skeletal and nervous system.

The defendant is accused of failing to see what should have been seen, failing to maintain proper control of the vehicle, failing to maintain a sharp lookout for pedestrians, failing to ascertain it was safe to turn onto the street, failing to yield from a stop sign, failing to allow the plaintiff to cross the street and failing to obey traffic laws.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pan and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of service, lost wages and loss of earning capacity.

Cruz is represented by attorney Liliana L. Stephens of Kenner.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

Case no. 738-825.

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