SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A daughter is grieving the loss of her mother who was killed in a Sacramento Police pursuit after the suspect’s vehicle collided with her truck.
Michelle Bryden came back to the site where her mother died to grieve. She says her mom, Linda Hull, was no angel. She abused drugs and Bryden was raised in foster care.
“It’s complicated because my mom didn’t take care of me,” she said.
But Bryden brought her own children to the crash site, the violent end of a police pursuit of a wanted felon. Bryden’s mom died when the suspect slammed into the truck she was inside.
“I’m kind of angry with the world right now,” she said.
A Sacramento Police spokesperson said the pursuit lasted just 46 seconds before the collision.
According to the state’s police pursuit guidelines, officers should perform a so-called balance test, weighing public safety, the suspect’s offense and officer safety before a vehicle chase.
A Sacramento Police spokesperson said the suspect in the chase was a known gang member and dangerous wanted felon.
Bryden questions that response.
“You’ve got that much of a lead on him let him go, you know who he is—why put the community at risk? That’s lame,” she said.