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Ohio Agency Reviews Officer's PIT Maneuver

September 25, 2013  | 

Gahanna (Ohio) Police administrators have begun reviewing an officer's dash-cam video after he used a PIT maneuver to halt the pursuit of a suspect who had exposed himself at a drive-through window.

Earlier this month, the officer pursued Donald Ball who refused to stop. The officer struck the side of Ball's Jeep, causing it to spin out. No one was hurt. Ball told officers he had smoked crack cocaine prior to the incident, reports ABC News.

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, PIT Maneuver, Gahanna (Ohio) PD, Internal Investigations


Comments (7)

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kmwilliams670 @ 9/25/2013 10:11 PM

Why is this even on here? The headline makes it sound like the officer did something wrong. The video and the actual article portray a completely different view. The officer was well within departmental policy, and the article even states that. Come on Police Mag. You're acting just like the typical crappy media trying to get attention by making it sound like the officer did something wrong.

Troop @ 9/26/2013 1:00 AM

Sounds like good police work.

Jay. @ 9/26/2013 9:25 AM

Good job officer. Police magazine you need stop sounding like cnn

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/28/2013 12:14 AM

Back when the milkman was the Chief of Police his policy was any damage to the car is ok as long as the criminal was caught. I suspect that is where they got their long standing policy on vehicle pursuits.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/28/2013 12:22 AM

Traffic is so heavy in central Ohio pursuits should never be used unless the offense is one that demands lethal force. A Winnie Wanker is just not a big enough crime (a bad pun sorry/and assault with a dead weapon) to put anyone at risk by initating a pursuit. Perhaps its time for a review of the pursuit policy.

Bob@Az. @ 10/8/2013 4:26 PM

ima, back again? Maybe we should ban foot pursuits in urban areas because of all the people walking. And although I'm sure you've done research on the probabilty of a flasher moving on up to sexual assualt and murder/torture we should just let them go. Yep. Sure hope your not in LE. Blues, Stay Safe.

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/22/2013 7:25 PM

Thankfully Bob isn't a real cop or he'd know something about liability.

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