Officials said the new policy authorizes police officers to pursue vehicles only when the driver/occupants have been involved in a "violent felony."
DeKay said "This change in the pursuit policy will still allow officers to be effective in apprehending violent fleeing felons while minimizing risk to the public."
Mayor Rick Kriseman released this statement: "During the campaign, I made my concerns about this policy clear. Today, I am glad to stand with Chief DeKay, who is in agreement with me, as the police department reverts to the previous policy regarding high speed pursuit."
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