Foot pursuits stemming from minor traffic offenses remain prohibited under the revised policy. The revised policy also expands the role of supervisors to ensure there is appropriate supervision and communication if a pursuit is initiated, according to a statement from the police department.
February 14, 2022
Under the policy, which takes effect June 11, foot pursuits are "appropriate only when there is probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."
May 27, 2021
The Sacramento (CA) Police Department is reportedly making changes to its foot pursuit policy in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark after chasing him into the backyard of his grandmother's house.
August 14, 2018
A judge is urging the Calgary Police Service in Canada to consider creating a policy for foot pursuits after a police chase ended with an officer fatallyl shooting a man brandishing a screwdriver in 2011.
January 8, 2016
The Phoenix Police Department has now joined a number of agencies around the country that are considering or have already penned a policy dictating how officers should react when faced with a fleeing suspect. The Phoenix department currently has no written guidelines of the sort.
October 12, 2015
Officers Elson Morales, Joseph Lawlor, and Clive Higgins were placed on administrative status on Jan. 18, the day after Chief Joseph Gaudett Jr. learned about the video.
January 28, 2013
So should you chase or contain? It depends on the situation and what agency you work for. Just as there are a variety of threats to consider about suspects in flight, so too are there differences of opinion as to how to address the problem.
July 31, 2010
The Salem (Ore.) Police Department placed a recruit on administrative leave two weeks after he began patrol duties, after he shot a fleeing suspect in the leg, OregonLive.com reports.
February 18, 2010
A Hartford (Conn.) PD police officer is recovering well from two bullet wounds he sustained during a scuffle with a burglary suspect, the Hartford Courant reports.
November 11, 2009
The man repeatedly reached for his waistband while he led police on a short foot chase to New Hampshire and 3rd streets. There, two officers shot him after he reached again for the black object, Lopez said. The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m.; the man died later at a hospital.
November 14, 2008
Don't let 'routine' get in the way of solid officer safety tactics. Familiarity breeds false security.
November 1, 2001