Officers will only launch foot pursuits when the need to arrest outweighs the risk of following, new policy shows - despite rocketing crime
The Chicago Police Department announced it will no longer chase fleeing suspects in certain cases as crime skyrockets in the Windy City.
The department announced the new policy at a Tuesday press conference and said it will go into effect after 'every officer is trained,' Superintendent David Brown said.
'There's a few clarifications that officers need to be aware before we hold them accountable,' Brown said on Tuesday.
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Although he did not go into specifics of what officers needed clarification on, Brown emphasized that the new policy made it 'safer' for his cops and 'enhances law enforcement to do their job.'
The superintendent emphasized that 25 officers have already been shot or shot at this year, and the new foot pursuit policy would help eliminate potentially dangerous physical interactions with law enforcement and suspects, especially armed assailants.
New policy: Do not try to catch criminals but if you do our Black, George Soros funded DA, will release them.
Who would be stupid enough to apply to the Chicago Police Academy class of 2023.