Supreme Court Rules Pursuits Are “Violent” Felonies

In a 6-3 Ruling last week, the united States Supreme Court ruled that a police vehicle pursuit being classified as a “violent” felony in the State of Indiana was appropriate.

According to Chief Justice¬†Kennedy: ¬†“Risk of violence is inherent to vehicle flight,….It is well known that when offenders use motor vehicles as their means of escape they create serious potential risks of physical injury to others. Flight from a law enforcement officer invites, even demands, pursuit.”

You can read the entire opinion here.

Travis Yates, Editor
www.policedriving.com

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