Verona Gunn, 84-years-old, was sitting in her car with family on the West Side of Chicago when two Chicago police vehicles sped through a red light and collided with her car. Verona was tragically and senselessly killed in the crash. Her family, including her son Pastor Dwight Gunn, hired Action when they needed justice.
On the Saturday before Memorial Day 2019, two police cars collided at an intersection on the West Side of Chicago, killing 84 year-old Verona Gunn, a retired school teacher.
This crash was caused by the reckless actions of Chicago police officers not following department rules and general orders related to vehicle pursuits. Rather than slowing down at an intersection to ensure the safety of others, the actions of these officers resulted in the death of Verona Gunn and injuries to several Chicago police officers.
This was a response to the standard call for service and it was not a police pursuit. It did not necessitate officers to drive in a reckless manner. As a result, the matriarch of the family was killed. - Andrew M. Stroth
Verona Gunn’s tragic case has put a spotlight on the cause for a police reform around safe driving standards, hoping to limit the casualties of poor driving practices in response to a call. Gunn’s estate believes this incident could have been 100% avoidable, and with the help of Andrew M. Stroth, have filed suit in Cook County court to hold the officers involved accountable and promote safer practices.