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Father of teen killed in police chase sues Kokomo Police Department

Posted at 9:42 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 21:42:18-04

KOKOMO — The father of a 15-year-old boy killed in a car crash during a police chase last year is suing the police department in Kokomo and the town of Battle Ground.

Travis Abston Junior died in a two-car crash in Kokomo in September 2018 during a police chase. The chase started after a Battle Ground officer claimed Abston had a gun and was planning on carrying out a school shooting.

Now, Abston's father has filed a suit claiming the officer made up the story about the gun and that Kokomo police "engaged in a pattern of misinformation."