HPD's chief settles lawsuit with man he accidentally struck by car

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Chief McClelland struck a pedestrian last year

Houston's police chief has settled his legal troubles surrounding a crash involving a pedestrian in 2013.

James Harris sued Chief Charles McClelland after McClelland hit him while making a left hand turn in downtown Houston. The chief was cited for failing to yield the right of way, but Harris later sued for negligence.

"There were some reports that I was inattentive. I was not. I was not on the phone. I was driving my vehicle. Accidents can happen," McClelland said.

The terms of the settlement were not released.
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