High-speed chase put kids, drivers, others at risk

2013-04-22T00:00:00Z High-speed chase put kids, drivers, others at risk nwitimes.com
April 22, 2013 12:00 am

Law enforcement needs to be grounded in common sense. When Theresa Faatuai was chased at 100 mph, the police became a threat to public safety.

When Deputy Paul Adams arrived on the scene, a woman appeared to be intoxicated in a parked car with two children under 6 years old in the car.

No one was imminently at risk of being killed.

Engaging an apparently intoxicated person in a high-speed chase while small children in the car is irresponsible. The police put everyone at risk of being killed -- the children, Faatuai, the officers and bystanders.

If use of deadly force is not justified in a situation, the police should not engage in high-speed chases.

If Adams was in compliance with department policy, the policy needs to be changed.

This kind of policing is a menace to society.

- Carl Nyberg, Chicago

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