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Family of man killed in police pursuit seeking $4.3 million from State, Gilbert Police

Posted July 24

— The family of Brad Moore, the man killed in a high-speed pursuit in January, have filed a notice of claim against the State of Arizona and the Town of Gilbert.

The 29-year-old Army veteran's parents seek $4 million from DPS and $300,000 from the Town of Gilbert.

Friends of the Army paratrooper, who served in Afghanistan, and even others in law enforcement say the pursuit broke department policy and state law as DPS' second in command, Lt. Colonel Heston Silbert, ignored the safety of the public to pursue a property crime while he was off duty in his personal vehicle which did not have police lights and sirens.

Moore died after the vehicle rolled several hundred feet down a mountain off I-17 near Camp Verde.

The Moores are represented by Jason Lamm who recently defended Leslie Merritt, the alleged I-10 Freeway Shooter who sued the state for wrongful arrest.

We will have more on this story as it develops. The Moores and Lamm are set to host a media conference Monday morning.

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