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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