Should S.A.P.D. Change its Policy to Only Chase Felony Suspects?
Comment: THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT, THEY ARE THE POLICE AND PROTECT AND SERVE. WE ALL NEED TO MIND OUR OWN BUSINESS AND GET OUR OWN LIVES STRAIGHT. by MARCUS
Comment: Yes should change there chase policy. by Sheryl
Comment: WHY DO OFFICERS DO PURSUIT TRAINING IF NOT ALLOWED TO PERFORM THOSE DUTIES. I UNDERSTAND PUBLIC SAFETY BUT YOU'RE NOT ALLOWING THE OFFICERS TO DO THE JOB THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO DO. LET'S JUST POST THIS INFORMATION TELLING BAD GUYS TO FLEE EVEN ON SIMPLE TRAFFIC STOPS....! THIS IS NONSENSE AND THE BAD GUYS HAVE MORE RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES THAN THE GOOD GUYS OUT THEERE TRYING TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY! by JOHN
Comment: This is crap by John
Comment: The crime may be petty but the principle is not. Principle was once worth the cost, but if nothing is sacred we will all pay the price. by Bruce
Comment: Should be up to the officers and supervisors at the time of the issure by Royce
Comment: I believe our officers should be able to pursue all offenders. Our police officers are trained to pursue offenders in as safe a manner as possible. by Ted
Comment: THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY AND MY FAMILY WOULDN'T FEEL SAFE. KNOWING THAT THEY WOULDN'T GO AFTER PEOPLE FOR COMMETIMG CRIMES MAKES ME FEEL THAT THE CITY ISN'T PROTECTING AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY by IVICA
Comment: Leave SAPD's policy alone, most times they (the police) find more than what is expected... by adriana
Comment: If a person hits or kills someone because they are drunk, is that not a felony. Use the spikes and end it quick. by Abel
Comment: If they are worried about public safety shouldn't they be worried about persons in a high speed chase, along with persons driving on the wrong side of the road. How many more people will be killed each year if this policy is changes? Is it worth the deaths of law abiding citizens by Phillip
Comment: Felonies or not, criminals must be stopped and captured. by Allen
Comment: We need to move forward not backwards. I'm all forward in chasing within reason for those who have committed a crime and endanger others. I'm all for letting the Chief and Sheriff do their job without criticism. by walter
Comment: If the suspect is beinging chased and is allowed to elude the police who is to say that it will become a game. I care about the safety of my children and grandchildren should they safety be jeopardized The best that could happen is catch a drunk or criminal. And save a life driving innocently by Grandmother
Comment: bad guys watch tv and the news on the internet. DA !! this is a free pass for them. they could be running because their stupid or a load of dope or just killed some body and their stuffed in the trunk. stiffer laws are needed and longer time in prison for the bad guy. by mickey
Comment: This is absurd. So pretty much, if I'm drunk or high driving, I just don't pull over when an officer turns his lights on. Brilliant, San Antonio. Another step in the wrong direction. by Rachel
Comment: I think SAPD should chase everybody until the wheels fall off of the car. If they are running, it's for a reason. by John
Comment: THATS JUST GOING TO INCREASE THE CHANCE OF SUSPECTS EVADING THE POLICE CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS AND CRIME by STEVEN
Comment: If they dont chase criminals no one will and criminals can do whatever they want and get away with it
Comment: Everybody will just run from the police now. If they are thinking about changing the policy the why report it to the public. Nobody will stop, not even for a ticket! by James
Comment: At the same time, make it a felony to evade police. by Bob
Comment: Sapd currently has no policy to stop fleeing suspects. So chases go until the suspect decides to stop or they crash the vehicle. Unfortunately criminals know the policy and what police are allowed to do. The change in policy is only goin to allow police to chase violent criminals not all felony crimes. Police need to have the ability to stop fleeing suspects before the chase gets out of control and the suspects cause collateral damage
Comment: They should chase anyone who is breaking the law, not just a felony suspect. And how would they know if they are a felony suspect or not are they psychics by Wanda
Comment: Pursuit if any crime has been committed (Felony and misdemeanor)...provided it is done safely. by Pete
Comment: Misdemeanors lead to felonies. Criminals knowing all they have to do is take off will lead to more brazen and violent crimes. by Eli
Comment: I would say NO. Only because you just don't know who can be a Sex Predators, theives, road rage, rapists, robbers you name it. Its getting pretty bad nowadays that we have to protect ourselves with handguns, ect. Now especially Felony chases, whoo...thats even worst. God protect our Police Officers out there protecting us hard working citizens. by Linda
Comment: I haven't seen a car yet that will outrun a radio. Follow them but call ahead and set up road blocks with spike strips to corner them. by Don
Comment: No, because every one will start to run from the police for minor offenses or even traffic stops.. it will get out of hand by mike
Comment: When bad guys know that officers will only pursue on felonies, most will run. by Martin
Comment: fleeing in a motor vehicle is a felony by Donn
Comment: Police are now clairvoyant? And, why is "running" from the police not a felony? The culprit is endangering the police, bystanders, and himself! by klesb
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