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
A citizen take-down Tuesday afternoon in northwest Harris County, TX, helped deputy constables nab a man driving a stolen truck.
January 27, 2022
A Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy was shot seven times early this morning during the search for one of two suspects that fled on foot from a traffic stop.
January 26, 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
Rewriting police policy on all foot chases has now become a hot topic at City Hall. Alderman Brian Hopkins says an official in the mayor's office told him officers could soon be required prior to a foot chase to do what is now required before a vehicle chase: getting permission from higher ups.
April 21, 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s call for police policy changes comes four years after the U.S. Justice Department recommended in a report about CPD’s practices that it adopt a foot pursuit policy.
April 7, 2021
When Dep. Williams tried to take the man into custody, "(the suspect) pulled the knife out and stabbed Deputy Williams in the neck before fleeing the area and ignoring verbal commands to stop," the sheriff's office said on Facebook.
October 13, 2020
At least one officer with the San Francisco Police Department discharged a sidearm in response to a suspected carjacking incident, fatally wounding the alleged offender.
October 12, 2020
An officer with the Manteca (CA) Police Department is recovering from injuries sustained after a fall from a freeway overpass during a foot pursuit of a suspect.
August 17, 2020
An officer with the Watauga (TX) Police Department was shot in the arm by a suspect who led police on a vehicle chase, bailed out of the car and ran away, briefly eluding officers.
June 23, 2020
Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured while trying to disperse a crowd Sunday night.
May 25, 2020
The caller said the man was “flashing” a gun with several other men and had walked to a nearby Sheetz convenience store, according to a recording of the 911 call released Wednesday morning by police.
March 12, 2020
The parks director in Hendersonville, TN, says that he's had dozens of citizens request that the agency rename the Batey Farm Park after fallen Officer Spencer Bristol, who died tragically on Monday.
January 2, 2020
Officer Spencer Bristol, 31, started pursuing a vehicle over a traffic-related offense in Hendersonville, and the chase went into Goodlettsville. The vehicle hit another car on I-65, and became disabled.
December 31, 2019
A K-9 with the Fishers (IN) Police Department was reportedly killed while tracking two suspects after a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday night.
November 13, 2019