Parents of Toni Anderson plan to file lawsuit

Published: Jul. 3, 2017 at 6:14 PM CDT
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The family of a missing woman who drowned in a Kansas City river plans to sue.

Toni Anderson died after she drove her car into the Missouri River in January. Toxicology reports show the 20-year-old Wichita native had cocaine and amphetamine in her system when she drowned.

While her family won't say who they are suing,

that shows a North Kansas City police officer stopping Anderson hours before her death may play a role in their case.

The video shows the officer talking with Anderson after she was pulled over for going the wrong way on a street. He eventually let her go but asked that she pull into a nearby gas station to "gather herself."

Recently her mother, Liz told Eyewitness News it was obvious the police officer knew something was wrong.

She wondered why he didn't arrest her or find her a safe way to get home.

The North Kansas City Police Department stands by the officer .saying the agency reviewed the video and determined his actions were reasonable.

We hope to get details about the lawsuit in the next few days, including who the family feels is to blame in connection with their daughter's death and what they want.