Trial lawyers say bill could shield authorities from police-chase lawsuits

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Lawmakers are wrestling with a bill that critics say could shield law enforcement from some lawsuits arising from police chases gone bad.

Trial lawyers are taking on local governments over a bill they say would limit the ability of a bystander to seek damages in court if they're hurt as a result of a reckless police chase.

Local governments — led by the League of Kansas Municipalities — are asking the Legislature to pass a bill that would remove language from state law saying that drivers of emergency vehicles have a "duty to drive with due regard for the safety of . . .

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