A kidnapping suspect called Seattle dispatch during a police chase, telling the call-taker that a new law prevented officers from pursuing him, new audio shows.
Isaac Sissel called the Seattle Police Department after allegedly taking his girlfriend and her cat hostage last month to say the officers were participating in "an illegal pursuit" and were "not supposed" to chase him, according to new 911 audio obtained by the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.
"SPD is illegally chasing me over I don’t know what," Sissel said to the 911 operator, per the recording. "It’s an illegal pursuit… they’re not supposed to be able to chase."
When the operator suggested Sissel pull over and speak with the officers, the suspect made an apparent reference to House Bill 1054 as the reason for them being unable to pursue him, Fox News reports.
"It is an illegal pursuit and my license is suspended, and this is an illegal pursuit … They’re not supposed to be able to pursue," the suspect reiterated, KTTH reported.