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U.S. Supreme Court clears W. Memphis officers in deadly chase lawsuit

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The intense dash cam video from the chase shows what happened the night police tried to pull over Donald Rickard and Kelly Allen. The intense dash cam video from the chase shows what happened the night police tried to pull over Donald Rickard and Kelly Allen.
Instead of pulling over, Rickard and Allen led police from West Memphis, Ark. across the river to Memphis. Instead of pulling over, Rickard and Allen led police from West Memphis, Ark. across the river to Memphis.

(WMC) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared a lawsuit filed against West Memphis Police Department after a deadly high-speed chase and shooting in 2004.

The intense dash cam video from the chase shows what happened the night police tried to pull over Donald Rickard and Kelly Allen.

Instead of pulling over, Rickard and Allen led police from West Memphis, Ark. across the river to Memphis. The two were shot more than a dozen times and eventually died after the car they were driving in flipped and crashed into a house.

Rickard's family sued several of the officers involved in the chase and shooting.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that law enforcement was justified in the shooting.

Michael Mosley represents the officers and said, "My clients and I are very pleased with the Supreme Court ruling. It's been a long time coming, but we have always contended the officers' conduct was reasonable given the circumstances."

No one answered at any of Rickard's family members last known addresses.

Mosley said the case had been remanded back to a lower court.

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