Chicago police put limits on foot chases of people suspected in minor crimes

Police officers in Chicago are no longer allowed to chase people suspected of committing minor offenses on foot.

Effective immediately, Chicago police officers are allowed to engage in foot chases only when they believe a suspect is a threat to the community or they’re wanted for a serious crime, according to Police Superintendent David Brown.

The new policy, announced Tuesday, comes more than a year after two separate foot pursuits ended in the deaths of a 13-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man.

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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