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Week 318
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Seattle may owe $2 million
in police pursuit damages

A couple hit and severely injured by an errant driver during a police chase likely will receive $4.5 million in damages — much of which could come from city of Seattle coffers.

A King County Superior Court jury ruled Thursday that the city is partly liable for the collision because a Seattle Police Department officer who continued a chase that the jury found he should have abandoned ... Full Story

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To pursue or not to pursue (Secured- LE only)

Police Pursuits: Safety vs. apprehension

Visit the P-1 Suspect Pursuit section

PoliceOne Training Tip:
More on "Don't be where they saw you last"

This tactic applies to more than just traffic stops. When I knock on a door, whether for a warrant attempt or a civil process ... Full Tip

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Off-duty Wash. officer fatally shoots gunman
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Los Angeles police shoot man wielding sledgehammer
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Off-duty N.Y. officer shoots teenager during struggle
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Cape Cod: Man with gun asked police to shoot him
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Federal judge blasts Philly jails as unconstitutional
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Report: Felons exploit loopholes in Fla. concealed weapons law
[Fort Lauderdale, FL]

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