Monday, February 24, 2014

Perfect Village 1/2 Mil PD Shooting Payout



Suburban consequences and money earned the hard way in tragic altercation . . .

"The mother of a mentally disturbed woman who Prairie Village police shot to death in March 2010 has received a settlement of more than half a million dollars, 41 Action News has learned.

The payment of more than $560,000 last November in the death of 47-year-old Susan Stuckey was made by the city's insurance carrier, said Quinn Bennion, Prairie Village city administrator."

A tragic story but also an indication that life is getting rougher inside suburban enclaves beset with crime and people with mental problems . . .

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, you know what they say..

If you can't do the payout....don't do the shootout!

Anonymous said...

This was a bad deal for all and should have been handled different. But like PV PD will listen to anyone.

Anonymous said...

Ask PVPD about their huge turnover. Good officers got tired of poor leadership that got someone killed.

Anonymous said...

Well I think the chief is an ass myself. But I'm no expert on what a good chief is either.

Anonymous said...

The mother is just an ambulance chaser trying to turn a buck. If she was so concerned about her daughter, she shouldn't have permitted her to live alone. If she was that mentally ill, she should have been involuntarily committed to a facility due to her illness.

Anonymous said...

That's very true, but PVPD made it too easy for her to "turn a buck"

Anonymous said...

Let's not be so quick to blame the mother. I don't know the family so don't know the situation. The mother may have been legally prevented from controlling her daughter. With the legislation and court rulings over the past few years, a parent cannot control a mentally ill child who is an adult unless the child signed a durable power of attorney before their mental illness was diagnosed. It is very difficult for the parent of an adult child to commit that child to a mental hospital if the child does not want to go. There was a couple in St. Louis who was killed by their schizophrenic adult son. They had tried and tried to get his psychiatrist to institutionalize him because they could not legally do so themselves. The psychiatrist said he didn't think the son would follow through on his violent threats and let him out of the mental hospital, whereupon in a psychic episode he killed both his parents. However, IF Susan Stuckey had a psychiatrist or psychologist, that health professional should have been called before the police attempted to break into the apartment.