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Police Pursuit Liability Goes to House

By: Ilyssa Trussel
By: Ilyssa Trussel

If some Florida police departments get their way, they'll no longer be responsible for injury, damage or death during a police pursuit.

During many police chases innocent drivers or passengers are killed. In many cases, law enforcement agencies are sued and held responsible. In turn, taxpayers also end up paying the price.

"What it will entail is that the local community will not be liable for injuries or death caused by a person being pursued, provided they're being pursued because they committed a forcible felony. The agency has a policy in place and the officer is not driving in a reckless manor," said LT David Folsom with the Tallahassee Police Department.

The Senate passed bill is now headed to the House for a final vote.


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