SAPD revise police pursuit policy

Non-violent suspects won't be chased

Author: Nicole Perez, Executive Producer,
Published On: May 01 2013 10:25:45 PM CDT

Citing officer and citizen safety, the San Antonio Police Department made changes to its pursuit policy Wednesday.

The 12-page document said, "Officers must weigh the hazardous circumstances and environmental factors associated with a pursuit against the possibilities of serious bodily injury or death to other motorists, pedestrians, the pursuing officers, and the offender. Officers must understand there is a point at which the risks outweigh the benefits of apprehending a suspect."

The document said pursuits are not allowed under the following circumstances:

The document said pursuits may be continued if:

There are many other rules involving pursuits. You can read them here.