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Mayor Who Banned Police Vehicle And Foot Pursuits Reverses Herself

September 28, 2009  | 

A small-town South Carolina mayor who told police they couldn't chase suspects on foot or driving a patrol vehicle has changed her mind, WTKR-TV reports.

Sallie Peake, the mayor of Wellford, S.C., changed the policy, after the town's solicitor sent her a letter telling her the policy interfered with officers' sworn duty to protect the public by pursuing felons. Peake had claimed the pursuits were too costly.

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rhile772 @ 9/29/2009 4:56 PM

The person who sent that letter is correct, but at the same time I understand the mayor position during this time. Small towns as well as large cities are running into difficult times finding funds to pay for essential operations of a police department.

knight3218 @ 9/30/2009 8:02 AM

I don't see how chasing suspects on foot would create a funding problem, I think that the Mayor was just trying to grab power and get the support of the criminals. This so typical of a Hard Care Administrative Hack that needs to be voted out of office.

knight3218 @ 9/30/2009 5:49 PM

I meant to say Hard Core

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