Woman wants Richmond city to take care of mess officer caused

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RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond woman said  her property is still a mess, more than a week after a police car crashed into her front yard.

Nancy Taylor reached out to CBS 6 and said that instead of a quick fix, her claim is caught up in red tape

She said she feels like she's doing all the work after what happened in her yard on Dec. 21.

Witnesses snapped pictures of a police car after it hopped the curb while chasing after a suspect.

More than a week later, debris from the crash still sits in front of her Fan home. The fencing was ripped from the ground and the railing tossed to the side.

“So, how am I supposed to fix it?” Taylor asked.

Taylor owns this property but is currently renting it out.

She said the city attorney told her to mail in a letter detailing the accident and they'd get back to her in a month and a half, or 45 days, at the earliest.

“A police car crashes into my house and I have to do all this work and then I have to wait 45 days to hear whether you're going to pay for it or not,” she said.

Taylor added that it just doesn't make sense, especially with all the evidence.

“A police car sitting right in my front yard -- I don't know what more proof there could be.”

CBS 6 contacted Richmond police and they said they've already submitted paperwork to the city, and from there it's up to city hall to take care of the problem.

City spokesperson Mike Wallace said state law requires written letters when claims are being made against the city.
However, Wallace added that usually takes 45-days for worst case scenarios, but responses are typically provided within 15 days.

 

7 comments

  • KiloLee

    The cop who did it should be held responsible for it. If he doesn’t pay up, the RCPD should take it out of his pay.

  • Sammy

    GET A CLUE!! The police will abstain, ignore, deny, look at you stupid, play stupid, the blame game, find witnesses, create a fares, bring the entire graduating class to the court room, to deny the vehicular WRONG on their part. You pay a 35 dollar fine and court cost of coarse and that’s it in their minds, Cause in their world desk duty and ultimately say bye is more important, Truth is think about the new texting and driving laws, maybe rightfully so but then think of the dashboard of a cop car, Any if not every human being would miss something when driving because every second of the day they are human too!! Just saying cause I am retired and felt like telling the truth??!!!?? Now they Know!!!

    • poop

      Um didn’t you read the article. It takes 45 days for worst case scenario and matters are typicall resolved in 15. This lady just doesn’t have patience. ..

  • Manlishi

    Sure, just make demands to a democrat operated municipality. Richmond deserves nothing better than what it votes for.

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