Surviving family members of APD Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming, who was killed in a wreck when she and other officers were pursuing fleeing felony suspects, have come to a settlement with Ford, the maker of the police cruiser that caught fire last November.
The terms of the settlement are not being disclosed.
Flemming, 36, had been with the department for five years. The two Police cars collided with one another at East Residence and Blaylock Avenue during the chase. Flemming's patrol car burst into flames.
A second officer, Greg Batson, was injured but survived.
Kentrell Bernard Butler, 22, and Wesley Martavi Wilkerson, 22, are both charged with Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, 3 Counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Crime.
The chase continued to Turner Field Road and Schilling Avenue where the robbery vehicle overturned and the two men were captured.
In the wrecked car, Police found a gun and a bag of money believed taken in the robbery of Consolidated Loan at 425 Pine Avenue about 3:30pm Friday.
The fleeing felons rammed several pursuing police cars until they rolled their getaway car, and then they tried to fight officers who arrested them.
Officer Flemming is survived by her husband and three children.
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