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.
Read the full story.
Request more info about this product / service / company
Displaying 1 - 3 of 3
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
Join the Discussion
Other Recent News
More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles,...
Ferguson Police are now wearing 50 donated body camera, expecting to outfit all of their...
Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a man...
The deputy made a traffic stop on a vehicle when the driver began backing into him,...
Local hardware stores are running out of blue light bulbs as thousands of residents show...