If a new police chase policy had already been approved by IMPD, the pursuit that ended with the deaths of two young men Tuesday may never have happened.
Under a proposed set of new rules, officers could only chase violent suspects who are an immediate threat. Right now, police can pursue any driver who takes off, regardless of the violation.
Tuesday night, officers were chasing 19-year-old Brandon Palmer in a stolen SUV when he lost control and crashed. He and his juvenile passenger were killed.