Archive for the Police Pursuits Category


Miami Trooper Mistreats Miami PD Officer.

MIAMI (CBS4) – New radio transmissions shed light on the exchange between a Florida Highway Patrol trooper and an off-duty City of Miami officer after the officer was pulled over last month for speeding on the turnpike. This officer is a complete joke! Unbelievable! Trooper Donna Watts arrested Miami Officer Fausto Lopez early on the morning of October 11th. Her dashboard camera recorded the Miami officer, in a marked police car, blowing past her and other traffic on the Florida Turnpike like it was standing still. “I don’t know what agency it is. I’m on 91, almost to Sunrise. He’s well over 120, and he’s not stopping,” …Read more […..]

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Excellent Police Chase and Suspect Take Down

Description: This is an Emmy award winning story shot by a photojournalist from WSYX/WTTE (ACB/FOX) in Columbus, OH heard a chase going down on his police scanner. The chase involved multiple juristictions (Columbus police and Gahanna police and Franklin Co. Sheriff’s) so he decided to find a spot ahead of the chase to pull over and get some video of the cruisers as they flew past. Amazingly enough the Gahanna cop who has special training made a bold move right there in front of his camera! He did what is called a PIT move. This swings the car around and allows the cop to use his cruiser to block the driver in the car. …Read more […..]

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High-Stakes Ride On High-Speed Police Pursuits

Cops Weigh Public Safety Concerns With The Need To Apprehend What is it really like to be involved in a police pursuit? Instead of watching reruns of Cops or videos on YouTube, we talked with officers who told us real stories from the road, raw and unfiltered. While the bad guys were always apprehended in the stories we heard, that’s not always the case. And the more we found out, the more complicated the issue of high-speed police pursuits became. Pursuing Danger Charles Craft is a retired Chief of Police from Troy, Michigan, and the Director of the Police Academy at Oakland Community College. “In my 32 years …Read more […..]

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Police catch carjacker after wild ride down Kennedy

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A man has been charged with allegedly carjacking a BMW on the Far Northwest Side on Wednesday morning, driving erratically at high speeds down the Kennedy Expressway, then crashing into a parked car just west of the River North area. The entire episode, from carjacking to capture, took less than 20 minutes. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated fleeing of police. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, of 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with …Read more […..]

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Report says suspect pursuits yield high fatalities

One-third of those killed in high speed chases are bystanders Bystanders account for one-third of those who are killed in high-speed police chases, a USA TODAY review has found. The deaths have several communities around the nation wrestling with whether to restrict pursuits only to suspects in violent crimes. About 360 people are killed each year in police chases, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Advocates of more restrictive chase policies say the death numbers are lower than the real toll because no mandatory reporting system exists for deaths in pursuits. Geoffrey Alpert, …Read more […..]

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