KCK police to study chase policy after fatal crash
April 14, 2014 by Police Driving
Kansas City, Kan., police have temporarily suspended most pursuits after a girl was killed Wednesday night by a man fleeing from a traffic stop, officials said Thursday.
Only pursuits involving people suspected of serious felonies will continue while the department studies its pursuit policy to determine if changes are needed, Police Chief Ellen Hanson said.
Jasmine Rodriguez, a second-grader who was 7 or 8, died Wednesday night after a vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of North 63rd Street and Leavenworth Road and slammed into the van carrying her.
Police arrested a 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man. He was being held in the Wyandotte County jail pending the filing of charges.