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Vehicle Pursuits

Louisville Restricts Police Chases to Violent Felony Suspects

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.

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WI Deputies Use Snowplow to End Pursuit Involving Historic Military Truck

The Shawano County Special Response Team responded to the scene. Deputies, including trained negotiators, attempted to deescalate the situation. Arrangements were made with the Shawano County Highway Department for the use of heavy equipment in case this suspect vehicle became mobile again.

Phoenix Officers Use Grappler to End Vehicle Pursuit

The Grappler Police Bumper works by using a heavy-duty nylon net that can be lowered from the front of the pursuing police vehicle with the touch of a button to snag the rear tire of the suspect vehicle, wrapping around the axle.

Illinois Deputy Killed Deploying Spike Strip During Pursuit

The suspect's vehicle struck the deputy and then crashed in a field north of the intersection. Galesburg officers apprehended the suspect

Suspect Accused of Pointing Gun at Cleveland Officer in Viral Video Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

The suspect is facing several charges including aggravated burglary, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. He is currently being held in the Cuyahoga County jail.

WA Chief Blames Rise in Catalytic Converter Theft on Law That Prohibits Chasing Thieves

In Sunday’s incident, Chief Stacy Denham said someone called police saying a man had been looking underneath cars. When officers arrived and told the man they wanted to speak with him, he got in a car, drove over a section of grass and a curb, and sped away, Denham said.

Ohio Officer's Death Compels Conversation About Spike Strip Safety

The tragic death of Bluffton, OH, Police Officer Dominic Francis—who was laying out spikes in a roadway when he was struck by a suspect driving a stolen vehicle involved in a police pursuit—should commence conversations about training to safely deploy tire-deflation devices.

Georgia Officers Rescue Kidnapped Child

An Atlanta officer jumped out of his patrol with his gun drawn, ran up to the driver's side window, and demanded the suspect get out of the car, the video shows.

Detroit Officer Uses Unmarked Vehicle to Disarm Felon

The officer got back into his vehicle and followed Sisco until he saw him reach into his pants and pull out a handgun, police said.

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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.

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