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Lawsuit: Chicago police ignored orders to stop chase that killed baby in stroller on sidewalk

  • Shatrell McComb, whose 13-month-old son was struck and killed as he sat in his stroller at a bus stop during a high-speed police chase this month, attends a news conference where she said she is suing the city of Chicago on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Chicago. McComb says officers ignored orders by their superiors to stop the pursuit during the 3 1/2 mile, 20-minute chase on the South Side. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT

    Shatrell McComb, whose 13-month-old son was struck and killed as he sat in his stroller at a bus stop during a high-speed police chase this month, attends a news conference where she said she is suing the city of Chicago on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Chicago. McComb says officers ignored orders by their superiors to stop the pursuit during the 3 1/2 mile, 20-minute chase on the South Side. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Antonio Romanucci, attorney for Shatrell McComb, speaks at a news conference Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Chicago, where McComb said she is suing the city of Chicago. McComb's 13-month-old son was struck and killed as he sat in his stroller at a bus stop during a high-speed police chase this month. Romanucci says he has direct evidence that the officers were told to stop sometime during the 3 1/2 mile, 20-minute chase on the South Side. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT

    Antonio Romanucci, attorney for Shatrell McComb, speaks at a news conference Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Chicago, where McComb said she is suing the city of Chicago. McComb's 13-month-old son was struck and killed as he sat in his stroller at a bus stop during a high-speed police chase this month. Romanucci says he has direct evidence that the officers were told to stop sometime during the 3 1/2 mile, 20-minute chase on the South Side. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE OUT  (The Associated Press)

A woman whose 13-month-old son was struck and killed during a high-speed police chase in Chicago is suing the city, saying officers ignored orders to stop the chase 20 minutes earlier.

Lawyers for Shatrelle McComb discussed the lawsuit Thursday. McComb was waiting at a bus stop with her son when a driver fleeing police struck her son's stroller July 11.

Authorities say police were pursuing the suspect, Antoine Watkins, after a fatal shooting when he lost control of his vehicle, which went onto a sidewalk and struck the stroller.

Attorney Antonio Romanucci says he has "direct evidence" officers were told to end the pursuit. He wouldn't elaborate, but says he's asked that audio recordings and dash-cam video be preserved.

A police spokesman says the department can't comment on pending litigation.