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Foot Pursuits

Chicago Adopts Strict Foot Pursuit Policy

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."

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Chicago Officers May Soon Have to Ask Supervisors Before Starting Foot Chase

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.

Chicago Mayor Calls for Foot Pursuit Policy After Fatal Shooting of Armed Teenager

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.

Florida Officer Stabbed by Suspect After Foot Pursuit

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.

San Francisco Police Fatally Shoot Carjacking Suspect

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.

California Officer Injured During Foot Pursuit Expected to be Okay

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.

Texas Officer Shot in Arm Following Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

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.

2 Chicago Officers Injured While Dispersing Crowd

Two officers with the Chicago Police Department were injured while trying to disperse a crowd Sunday night.

Video of Controversial North Carolina Police Shooting Appears to Show Suspect with Gun in Hand

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.

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Tennessee Community Pushes to Name Public Park After Slain Officer

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.

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