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High speed vehicle chases have always been controversial. Research online various department’s “pursuit policies” via the internet. Then, find a few articles about these chases going wrong and innocent 3rd parties have died b/c of the chase.
Write a memo (no more than about 700 to 1000 words) to a police chief as a legal advisor. The memo should only be single spaced. You should explain if your police department which position that you recommend on the following:
Should high speed pursuits be authorized or not? Explain your recommendation
Under what conditions should they be started?
Under what conditions should they be discontinued before apprehension?
Under what conditions should they never be instituted?
Explain in your memo the federal Section 1983 legal standard “deliberate indifference” and how could it relate to the department’s commencement and/or continuation of a high speed pursuit
Many states offer immunity (either absolute or partial) to police during the emergency operation of a vehicle—find 3 state statutes that protect officers from liability in these situation and cite them and explain them in your memo.
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