Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Meth Town Fatal Wreck Inspires Ensuing Police Chase Policy Debate

Fox4 offers insight on a debate that's raging in the aftermath of a deadly car crash: Police chase policies differ between KC and Independence

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a major story here if a reporter takes the time to look. Police chase homicides and officer shootings in Kansas City and Independence account for a sizeable percentage of homicides each year. Say . . . 10%. More than any gang.

Anonymous said...

So should Independence just give up on stopping criminals like CK?

Anonymous said...

What next take away handcuffs because they aren't comfortable, take away guns because somebody may get their feelings hurt by looking at one. Lets not blame the police, has everybody forgot about the shitbag that caused this horrible crash. And above all please don't let a defense atorney dictate police policy he's only in it for the money.

Anonymous said...

The issue seems to be is a high speed chase through residential areas justified over a misdemeanor traffic offense. Now damn bear every modern city with a modern police department has established policies addressing this. In a day where we have the technology available to easily identify a driver and arrest him later it is much bigger than a cop's ego It is about public safety. Acting a damn fool and chasing someone at high speeds over a $100.00 fine, just because you feel defied, is such bullshit it is not even worthy of debate.

Anonymous said...

I agree chasing someone over a speeding ticket is not justified but most of these chases involve stolen autos, drugs, felony warrants etc. While KCMO may chose to allow criminals to drive away I like the Independence PD stance.

Anonymous said...

Most of these chases (over 97 percent) involve "suspected" violations of misdemeanors, traffic offense and ordinances. We are not talking about chases starting over felons.

Anonymous said...

bet 99% of people bitching about police don't have a clue what cops have to put up with on a daily basis

Anonymous said...

I love people who just make numbers up, like 6:13. One person died running from KCPD in 2013. That is nowhere near 10% of homicides, Einstein.

Anonymous said...

Same for 12:01. Guess what dude? That stat is not tracked so your 97% was pulled out of your ass.

Anonymous said...

1:26 life in this town ain't about what a cop has to put up with. Cops get paid. If you don't like the job try doing some real work as an alternative career. Near everyone who has a job can whine about what they have to put up with.

3:38 That stat may not have been tracked at KCPD. Fortunately KCPD doesn't own or shovel out the only data available in this world. We all learned decades ago that KCPD will spin stats as it suits them. I'm sure the public will be reminded of that when this current personnel suit proceeds.

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't know how any crime stats from KCPD are credible given the way they shit can charges, up charges, make sweetheart deals, fix cases involving snitches and manipulate cases and charges to suit them. No way those stats reported to the FBI accurately reflect KC felony index crimes.