Archive for Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Police release recording of fatal chase

September 17, 2003


Lawrence Police this morning released a copy of the dispatch radio broadcast of an Aug. 26 police chase that ended with the death of a Lawrence woman.

Nam Ouk Cho, 19, of Lee's Summit, Mo., was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Judith Vellucci, 56, who was hit by Cho's speeding vehicle as he fled from police.

Hear the audio¢audio Police radio dispatch

The recordings were played Tuesday in a Douglas County courtroom. During that hearing, Douglas County District Judge Robert Fairchild determined there was probable cause to try Cho on the charge, and set a trial date of Dec. 9. (See earlier story.)

For more on this story, tune in to 6News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's channel 6 and pick up a copy of Thursday's Journal World.

¢ text 6News video: Man ordered to stand trial in Lawrence woman's death¢ text Court airing of tape won't end open-records effort¢ text Aug. 28 letter from the Journal-World to the Lawrence Police Department¢ text Sept. 2 letter from the Police Chief Ron Olin to the newspaper¢ text Sept. 3 letter from the Journal-World to the Lawrence Police Department¢ text Sept. 8 letter from Mike Merriam to the police¢ text Sept. 9 letter from the Journal-World to county officials¢ text Sept. 11 Letter from the city to Merriam¢ text Excerpts from the police policy manual on vehicle pursuitsArchived stories:¢ text County refuses records request (9-13-03)¢ text Journal-World files lawsuit against city, police for pursuit records (9-12-03)¢ video 6News video: Lawsuit filed against Lawrence Police Department¢ text Commissioners split on releasing records (9-10-03)¢ text Police refuse to hand over chase records (9-9-03)¢ text Officer-turned- attorney asks for police pursuit changes (9-3-03)¢ text Chase leads to policy review (9-7-03)¢ text Police cleared in chase probe (8-30-03)¢ video 6News video: Police cleared in chase investigation (8-30-03)¢ text Witness says driver was 'going to kill somebody' (8-30-03)¢ text Wildgen: Review shows police not at fault in fatal collision (8-29-03)¢ text City to review fatal police chase (8-29-03)¢ video 6News video: Cho charged with second-degree murder (8-29-03)¢ text Police: Pursuit warranted (8-28-03)¢ video 6News video: Police say pursuit followed policies (8-28-03)¢ text Death is second of summer for victim's family (8-28-03)¢ text LPD pursuit policy¢ Join the discussion on Reader Reaction¢¢ Victims of Police Pursuits¢ Kristie's Law

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