10/04/2010

New policy reduces pursuits in Mont.

City officers are now prohibited from chasing fleeing suspects for minor traffic infractions

The Bismarck Tribune

BILLINGS, Mont. — The number of high-speed police pursuits in Billings dropped more than 75 percent following a new policy prohibiting city officers from chasing fleeing suspects for minor traffic infractions, the police department said.

The high-speed pursuits are "the highest-liability thing that we do in law enforcement," Billings Po...

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