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Ohio governor seeks standards for police pursuits

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Just how far and how fast should police go when trying to chase a possible criminal in Ohio?

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he wants minimum standards established for police agencies involved in vehicular pursuits.

Dewine announced on Monday that he has requested that the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board develop a new law enforcement standard police chases.

"Far too often people are killed or seriously injured because a driver chooses to flee from police," said Governor DeWine. "I believe a minimum standard for law enforcement vehicular pursuits would help encourage a consistent approach to pursuits, which would be beneficial in instances where pursuits cross jurisdictional lines and could ultimately help save lives."

Ohio law requires that law enforcement agencies have a pursuit policy, but it does not define the content of the policy.

In 2016, while serving as Ohio's Attorney General, Governor DeWine created an advisory group on law enforcement vehicular pursuits, which issued recommendations on policies that should be considered when developing pursuit procedures. The recommendations included policies on initiating, continuing, and discontinuing vehicle pursuits to ensure the safety of law enforcement and the general public.

Governor DeWine requested that the Ohio Collaborative consider those recommendations when developing the new vehicular pursuit standard.

Governor DeWine appointed Ohio Department of Public Safety Assistant Director Karen Huey to serve as chair of the advisory board.

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