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LA Police Officer Charged with Negligent Homicide in Pursuit Crash that Killed Teens
"I just can't put my arms around why (the officer) was driving at that rate of speed in pursuit of this vehicle. This officer is facing some serious issues,” says District Attorney Tony Clayton.
January 4, 2023
TX Officer Killed in Pursuit Crash
During the pursuit, Tsai lost control of his squad car causing it to strike a light pole. He was transported by Grand Prairie Fire Department medics to Methodist Dallas Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, police say.
November 15, 2022
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Woman Seriously Injured in 2016 Chicago Vehicle Pursuit Awarded $4.5 Million
The woman's car was broadsided by the fleeing suspects. She had to be cut from her car, was in a coma for nearly two weeks, underwent 13 surgeries and was hospitalized for two months.
October 5, 2022
KS Officer Saved by Ballistic Vest in Shootout with Homicide Suspect
Investigators report nine Topeka Police Department officers and one sheriff’s deputy fired shots during the incident.
September 30, 2022
OK Motorcycle Officer Struck by Fleeing Vehicle
The suspect’s vehicle struck both Wells and his motorcycle, police say.
September 26, 2022
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Point of Law: Drafting Vehicle Pursuit Directives
Agencies can manage risk and provide accountability with a well-written pursuit policy.
August 31, 2022
Florida Officers Seriously Injured in Pursuit Crash
According to the Haines City Police Department, Officers Jose Ramirez and Gedrick Vargas were conducting a traffic stop Saturday around 5:20 p.m. when 19-year-old Robert Lee Smith III pointed a rifle at the officers and fled the scene in a black Toyota.
August 29, 2022
FL Officer Critically Wounded in Shooting
A Miami-Dade, FL, police officer is reported to be in critical condition after being shot Monday night during a confrontation with a suspect who tried to fee from officers.
August 16, 2022
Driving Toward Safer Vehicle Pursuit Safety with Better Training and Tactics
Law enforcement trainers, leaders, and manufacturers of police equipment are constantly seeking ways to decrease the dangers of police pursuits.
June 27, 2022
7 CT Officers Hospitalized After Pursuit Crashes
The suspect reportedly accelerated her car, smashing a police vehicle and hitting another before driving onto the interstate.
April 4, 2022
Santa Fe Officer, Motorist Killed in Pursuit Crash
Santa Fe officers located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspect fled in the vehicle onto I-25 northbound in the southbound lanes. The crash occurred in the northbound lane of I-25.
March 3, 2022
Houston PD's Pursuit Policy Debated After Fatal Crash
“As bad as the officers feel about something like this, it goes down to one person, and it’s that felon who fled in a motor vehicle and ended up taking somebody’s life,” said Ray Hunt, executive director for the Houston Police Officer’s Union.
February 9, 2022
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