Kansas City Metro Police Chase Policy Under Scrutiny After Injuries & Death

We'd be remiss if we didn't highlight this issue that's gaining traction across the metro.

Here's a worthwhile overview . . .

Three of these crashes that resulted in injury crossed the state line. That is within the law for KCK officers to continue to pursue if the case meets the pursuit criteria. The standard is if the suspect has committed a dangerous felony.

The factors they consider before chasing a car are: weather, time of day, traffic, familiarity with the area and speed.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com links . . .

Multiple KCK police chases end in serious injury in one year

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Over the last year, six Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department chases have ended in serious injury. On Sunday, someone was killed and two others were hospitalized after a chase. "You don't want anyone injured or killed during a vehicle pursuit," Chief of Police Karl Oakman said.

After hot pursuit, an innocent bystander is dead. KCK police must weigh public safety | Opinion

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Is pursuing a stolen vehicle, even one suspected of being used in connection with an armed robbery, worth a life? Virtually never. Someone - us, the Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County community, or local elected leaders - needs to remind officers with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department of this.