What you should know about suspects’ foot-chase tactics

Editor's Note: In part one of this exclusive two-part report by PoliceOne Senior Contributor Charles Remsberg, we examine five typical flight patterns of offenders running from police. On Wednesday, March 25th, Remsberg returns to reveal five of the unexpected tricks suspects are using today to defeat officers within a containment area, including how they bluff their way past the very officers who are searching for them.

How do suspects fleeing on foot defeat pursuing officers? Jack Schonely knows exactly how. Hovering over the mean streets of Los Angeles at the controls of an LAPD helicopter, he watches lawbreakers running from cops nearly on a nightly basis.

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