Half a million dollars. That’s how much the city of Anniston will pay for the actions of a police officer. Officer Thomas Gassaway was chasing a speeder when he hit a car driven by an 84 year old man who was killed. The victim’s family sued asking 12 million — but they got 500-thousand. The jury determined that officer Gassaway was not running blue lights and siren and that he was speeding. Though the attorney for the city argued Gassaway did switch on the light and was about to activate the siren when the crash happened.