Monday, November 24, 2008

PursuitWatch quoted in Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA - A U.S. police pursuit watchdog organization says police should never have pursued the suspected cigarette smuggler who ended up killing a senior couple from upstate New York and himself in a violent collision after a high-speed chase on Cornwall Island Friday night.

"If someone is suspected of anything less than a violent crime, then it is not worth the risk to the officers and the public to pursue the suspect," said John Phillips, president of, a national association of citizens and police officers that lobbies for safer police pursuits.

Read the entire piece HERE.

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