The family of a woman killed when a police beach patrol vehicle ran over her while she was sunbathing has filed a $10-million negligence lawsuit against the city.
The suit, filed Monday in Ventura County Superior Court, accuses the city and its police force of seven counts of negligence in the death of Cindy Conolly of Sioux City, Iowa. The counts include not having a beach-driving policy and insufficiently training officers to drive on the beach.
Conolly, 49, died June 12 while lying on a public beach next to the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort. She was run over twice by a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Officer Frank Brisslinger, who was patrolling the beach with Officer Martin Polo.