New policy reduces pursuits in Mont.
City officers are now prohibited from chasing fleeing suspects for minor traffic infractions
The Bismarck Tribune
The high-speed pursuits are "the highest-liability thing that we do in law enforcement," Billings Police Chief Rich St. John told the Billings Gazette.
"We started weighing the risk, the liability, the danger to the officers, citizens and suspects, and we decided the restrictive policy was the way to go as for traffic offenses," the chief said.
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