Foot pursuit considerations


Foot pursuits are often hot topics of local news, especially when one ends as tragically as a foot chase in New Orleans earlier this summer. The Associated Press reported that Officer Andreas Gonzales, 25, was shot in the face after he pursued a suspect who bolted from the passenger side of a car during routine a traffic stop. The officer survived but will be paralyzed.
 
In the bestselling book, Tactics for Criminal Patrol, P1 Senior Contributor Chuck Remsberg names a number of questions officers should ask themselves before they engage in a pursuit:

1. Who is the suspect — What is their background? Have they been patted down?

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