In 2004, a Grandview police officer engaged in a pursuit hit this car in Leawood at 81 mph, severely injuring a 16-year-old in the passenger-side seat. Johnson County prosecutors charged the two officers involved in the chase with misdemeanor reckless driving, prompting area police chiefs to discuss having a common police pursuit policy. However, the discussions did not last, and area policies remain many and varied.
In 2004, a Grandview police officer engaged in a pursuit hit this car in Leawood at 81 mph, severely injuring a 16-year-old in the passenger-side seat. Johnson County prosecutors charged the two officers involved in the chase with misdemeanor reckless driving, prompting area police chiefs to discuss having a common police pursuit policy. However, the discussions did not last, and area policies remain many and varied. Courtesy of Leawood Police Department
In 2004, a Grandview police officer engaged in a pursuit hit this car in Leawood at 81 mph, severely injuring a 16-year-old in the passenger-side seat. Johnson County prosecutors charged the two officers involved in the chase with misdemeanor reckless driving, prompting area police chiefs to discuss having a common police pursuit policy. However, the discussions did not last, and area policies remain many and varied. Courtesy of Leawood Police Department

KC area police pursuits create danger for many amid a crazy quilt of policies

July 02, 2015 03:00 AM