Free Case Review

Free & Confidential Consultation

What You Can Expect: At 1-800-LAW-FIRM, you can count on affordable pricing with zero hidden fees and 100% transparency into our legal process. Your experienced legal professional will provide you with an honest evaluation of your issue which will enable you to make educated decisions regarding the options available to you.

Detroit Police Officers Sued for High Speed Chase that Killed Two Children and Injured Three Others

Feb 2, 2018 - Press Releases by


SOUTHFIELD, MI—The Detroit police department and the City are being sued for a high-speed car chase that allegedly resulted in the serious injuries of three children and the deaths of a brother and sister. The plaintiffs include representatives of the wounded and Alisha Jackson, the mother of the deceased children, Michaelangelo Jackson, six, and Makiah Jackson, three.  

Two lawsuits were filed—one in Wayne County Circuit Court and the second in Federal court on Friday, February 2, 2018. Representing the plaintiffs is Solomon Radner of 1-800-LAW-FIRM.

The lawsuit asserts that Detroit police officers Richard Billingslea, Steven Fultz and Hakeem Patterson pursued the driver of a red Camaro at a high rate of speed through a densely populated residential neighborhood.  Officer Fultz claimed that he witnessed one of the occupants flashing a semiautomatic hand gun. The alleged gun, if it even existed, was never recovered.

The Camaro’s computer confirmed that the vehicle was traveling at over 100 miles per hour in a densely populated neighborhood. The police cruiser was trailing the vehicle by only a short distance when the police cruiser allegedly bumped the Camaro. This bump caused the Camaro’s driver to lose control and strike six-year-old Michaleangeo and his three-year-old sister Makiah, resulting in their deaths.

The pursued Camaro purportedly continued to careen out of control until it struck a parked minivan nearly a block away. On the other side of the minivan were three children who suffered severe injuries when the van was forced into them.

To make matters worse, the police were then untruthful about what happened. “This is not the first time that Billingslea and Patterson have been involved in thuggish and dangerous behavior that resulted in the harm of innocent citizens,” said Radner. 

Richard Billingslea was recently criminally charged for an assault caught on camera by two Detroit residents, both of whom are also represented by Radner.         


Interview requests and inquiries should be directed to Katie Moore. 

Media Contact: Katie Moore

Phone: 248-291-9712


View the complaint here. 

Stay Informed

Sign up for our free enewsletter to receive updates on subjects that matter to you most.

1-800-LAW-FIRM reserves the right to review all submitted videos before they are featured on Any video deemed inappropriate or not applicable to the purpose of this page, will not be posted

The information on this site is ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. The material provided is strictly for general informational purposes and does not imply the formation of a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be considered as legal advice. 1-800-LAW-FIRM strives to ensure that all information provided is accurate and complete, but does not guarantee the information is accurate and complete. Prior outcomes of other lawsuits by 1-800-LAW-FIRM or other law firms, does not guarantee a similar result.