The Louisville Metro Police Department has again changed its policy on when officers can chase a fleeing vehicle.
The new policy, which took effect April 26 according to an internal memo written by Chief Erika Shields, is a rollback to a policy enacted in December 2012 to reduce deaths and injuries caused by the chases.
As part of the 2012 change, LMPD officers could only pursue suspects involved with a violent felony. Otherwise, the chase had to be called off, WDRB reports.
Police even had to stop, turn around and drive the opposite direction to show the suspect they are not being followed. (That does not appear in the recent policy change.)