The question I have is “What was the suspect thinking?” I get tired of everyone blaming the police for high-speed chases. There is another component here that is partly responsible for these things. It is a vicious cycle – you run we chase – we chase you run.
Most departments now have updated their pursuit policies in an effort to reduce liability. The tough part is where do you draw the line? There is a difference between “pursuit” and “catch-up”. I don’t think most departments allow “catch-up” driving anymore.
Sasie, what would you suggest the police departments do to help remedy this problem?