Lawsuit filed by family of man killed during DPS chase

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DPS named in lawsuit filed by Alex's family
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PHOENIX - When a suspect goes on the run and law officers give chase, they often catch their man, but at what cost?

That is the question one Valley family is asking after losing a loved one during a high-speed pursuit. That family has filed a lawsuit they hope will make police think twice about "the chase."< /p>

The Department of Publics Safety is one of several police agencies named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the family of 24-year-old Alex Ahmad. It has been almost a year to the day since Alex was killed, but as 3TV found out Thursday, time does not heal all wounds, either physical or emotional.

Alex was hit head-on by a suspect being chased by police along the Loop 101. His sister, Sara Ahmad, says, "We want to make sure that no other family bears this heartachethat no other family has their own tragedy like Alex'san innocent person in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Alex's family says they hope the lawsuit will make police think about the chase and stops pursuits when the danger outweighs the need.