Family of officer killed in Clinton motorcade sues

DALLAS (AP) - The family of a Dallas police officer who died while escorting then-presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has sued her, the city of Dallas and the maker of the helmet he was wearing.
Forty-nine-year-old Sr. Cpl. Victor Lozada-Tirado died Feb. 22, 2008, when he was thrown from his motorcycle.
The lawsuit filed in state district court Monday alleges the city did not give him proper training for escorting a motorcade. It also accuses Clinton and her campaign of not giving timely notice for motorcade assistance and claims the helmet was defective.
The family is seeking damages including loss of economic support.
Calls made Tuesday to now-Secretary of State Clinton's office and helmet manufacturer Super Seer Corp. were not immediately returned. A spokesman for Dallas said the city would not comment.


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