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Family Sues Deputy, Sheriff's Office Over Girl's Death


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - More concerns have surfaced into the investigation of the death of an 11-year old Kentucky girl who was hit and killed by a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective.

Murfreesboro police said Friday there was a second bottle of liquor found at the scene where detective Sgt. Ron Killings hit and killed Lakeisha White in July.

The police chief said a blood alcohol test was administered 2 ½ hours after the crash, which they say is a reasonable amount of time.

Killings' test showed that he had not been drinking.

The sergeant in charge of the investigation, Sam Campbell, was placed on administrative leave and the chief vows to make sure justice is served.

"We are 150 percent committed to making sure that the right is done here and that questions that they have are answered to the best of our ability," said Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman.

On Friday, Lakeisha's family filed a civil wrongful death suit against Killings and the sheriff's office. 

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