“Body In Trunk” Theory Put To Test

Police vehicle pursuits are a difficult police action to discuss.  It is an emotional issue with strong opinions on each side.  The action is no doubt dangerous but this danger must be weighed with the benefits of getting criminals off the street.  One of the strongest arguments made by those that want to limit pursuits is the fact that the majority of pursuits start with traffic offenses.  That is a true fact but what else are the suspects running from?

It is said that the “body in the trunk” theory has no merit in police vehicle pursuits.  We just can’t chase cars because we “think” there is a body in the trunk. 

That begs the question, what if there was a body in the trunk and the pursuit was called off?  Read this story out of New Jersey and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Travis Yates

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