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NAACP takes on Greene case

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A woman taking her case to the NAACP gets a second chance.

On Sunday, the NAACP will issue a statement to address a complaint filed by Patty Greene. In April 2007, her husband died in a police-involved crash. Police say Officer Jason Campbell collided with Billy Ray Greene.

At the time, Campbell was pursuing a drug suspect and chose not to turn on his sirens or lights.  As a result, the Greene family sued the city for damages; they racked up thousands of dollars in bills.

They ultimately lost that case because the State Supreme Court says the Greene family failed to prove ordinary negligence.

"If he would have had his lights and sirens on, my bill would have had a chance." Greene said.

The NAACP says they met with Greenville’s City Manager and City Attorney this week and are disturbed by their response. We’ll have more on this story tomorrow on 9 On Your Side. To read more about this story, click here.

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