Risk of car accidents handcuffs police pursuits

Restrictive pursuit policies protect innocent motorists, but some criminals know cops often won’t chase

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 06, 2023 5:15 PM CT | Published: February 04, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Restrictive police pursuit policies are becoming the norm nationally and in the Memphis area. This means fewer crashes, fewer injuries and deaths. But some criminals know police probably won’t chase, so they get away.


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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

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