SC mayor bans foot pursuits

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SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby recceguy » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:37 pm

The mayor of Wellford, S.C. is defending a policy she issued earlier this month which bans police officers from chasing suspects on foot, according to WSPA-TV.

On Sept. 2, Mayor Sallie Peake issued a memo to all of the city's officers that read: "As of this date, there are to be no more foot chases when a suspect runs. I do not want anyone chasing after any suspects whatsoever."

Peake told the news station that she issued the mandate because several officers have been injured during chases, driving up insurance costs for the town.

The city is paying $20,000 annually in workers' compensation claims, much of which goes to the police force, she said.

According to Wellford Police Chief Chris Guy, three officers have been injured during foot chases in the last two years

Guy has told his officers to abide by the policy and says they can still protect the public.

"Just because a suspect may run does not mean we can't identify them, sign warrants, and catch them later," he said.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright disagrees with Guy's assessment, telling WSPA-TV that when a suspect gets away, there is always the chance he could hurt someone before officers catch up with him.

"If a bank robber or a drunk driver or a shoplifter or somebody with a warrant runs on foot, it's our obligation to do what we can do to bring them to justice," he said.


Wow....wonder if the Mayor just opened pandoras box for anyone and everyone to just run away
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Parking159 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:29 am

Wow...just wow. :dropjaw:
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Loadie » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:34 am

I guess that's an excuse to run them over in the PC?????!!!!!

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Postby ArmedSteno » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:46 am

Fucking marshmallow....
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Datlicht » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:14 am

Time to test out the ram bars I say!
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Punisher-One » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:13 am

We better make sure none of liberal politicians up here see this article.

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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby MC07 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:23 am

Should have just banned criminals from running from the police. There, problem solved, that i'll be $10 000.

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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby squarestar » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:38 am

What The F.

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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Columbo » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:18 pm

Holy shit balls! Watch this video of the Mayor and behold her in all her batshit-cracked-out craziness. I'm going to take up hard drugs now and forget about how impressively stupid the human race is.

http://www2.wspa.com/spa/news/local/article/mayors_memo_may_handcuff_police_officers/26918
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby th » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:25 pm

God bless small town USA.
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby OnTalyn » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:34 pm

OMG, I couldn't watch the whole thing. I'd love to see the townsfolk who elected her as mayor. She's cracked in more ways than one.

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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Kopparoo2b » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Well, it seems these injured officers must have started cutting into her grant money...which she received in July.....

http://tinyurl.com/nhkde8

I can't see this mayor getting elected another term...unless theres noone else that wants the job..... :?: :?:

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Postby A.T.R. » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:36 pm

Our dispatches have called off foot pursuits before.
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby TwE@k » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:57 pm

TorontoCopper wrote:Our dispatches have called off foot pursuits before.



I can understand having a pursuit called off....but to be told flat out not to bother in the first place seems a tad counterproductive to me :crazy:
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Re: SC mayor bans foot pursuits

Postby Punisher-One » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:03 am

She sure is well spoken isn't she? :crazy:
Who votes for these people?
The police chief shouldn't have to abide by such stupidity.


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