Chicago Cops Told to Stand Down on Foot Pursuit
So, one of the most violent cities in the country is about to get far worse.
A new policy was released this week for the Chicago Police Department.
If a minor crime is committed and the suspect leaves on foot, police are forbidden to chase them.
Steal a watch and run away, don’t worry, because the cops are no longer coming after you.
Unless it is a Class A misdemeanor or a serious traffic offense, the police are being told to stand down on lesser crimes.
The days of foot pursuit are apparently over in the city of Chicago, which I am absolutely sure will make the city safer… for criminals.
The policy also encourages its officers to “consider alternatives” when in pursuit of someone that is “visibly armed with a firearm.”
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