After seeing video....was the officer...

After seeing video....was the officer in pursuit?

Created by Braselton Police Chase on Mar 5, 2008

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Braselton, GA

#1 Mar 7, 2008
I'll call it a pursuit, but it lasted all of 2 minutes! I think they tried everything they could within that time frame, but if they had more time, they might have had time to set up spike strips or another way to stop this kid without injuries to an innocent civilians. The whole thing is that this kid was driving like a mad man, putting other people at risk, which the supreme court said law enforcement is allowed to chase a person who is endangering innocent civilians. So, with that being said, I believe the officer did exactly what he was supposed to do!
DEE DEE DEE

Braselton, GA

#2 Mar 8, 2008
Pursuit Watch

Jefferson, GA

#3 Mar 12, 2008
Yea, this was most definetly a pursuit. The law says in order for a pursuit to be a "pursuit" there must first be an active attempt by a law enforcement officer to stop a motorist by means of a flashing blue light, siren, hand motion, or voice commands. The violator must also be aware that the officer is trying to stop him/her and refuses to do so. In the beginning of the video this was not a pursuit. The violator was nowhere in sight and therefore could not have known the officer was trying to stop him. Later though, the officer gets close enough to the car so that the driver was well aware of the officers intentions and refused to stop. It gets really old hearing people blame the police for the actions of the driver of another vehicle. If this had been the police car that wrecked would it have been the fleeing driver's fault? People argue that if the police had not been in puruit then the accident would not have occurred. I say that's B.S. If the person driving the car had not been doing what he was doing the accident would not have occurred. The officer was simply doing what he is sworn to do and in some cases tragic things occur. Everyone wants to point fingers at the police for doing their job. I personally think a pat on the back or a thank you is in order for all the men and women who risk their lives everyday to make this world safer for the rest of us.
Supporting Cops

Sacramento, CA

#4 Mar 12, 2008
I'm glad the little bastard is dead.

DUB

Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#5 Mar 25, 2008
Pursuit Watch wrote:
Yea, this was most definetly a pursuit. The law says in order for a pursuit to be a "pursuit" there must first be an active attempt by a law enforcement officer to stop a motorist by means of a flashing blue light, siren, hand motion, or voice commands. The violator must also be aware that the officer is trying to stop him/her and refuses to do so. In the beginning of the video this was not a pursuit. The violator was nowhere in sight and therefore could not have known the officer was trying to stop him. Later though, the officer gets close enough to the car so that the driver was well aware of the officers intentions and refused to stop. It gets really old hearing people blame the police for the actions of the driver of another vehicle. If this had been the police car that wrecked would it have been the fleeing driver's fault? People argue that if the police had not been in puruit then the accident would not have occurred. I say that's B.S. If the person driving the car had not been doing what he was doing the accident would not have occurred. The officer was simply doing what he is sworn to do and in some cases tragic things occur. Everyone wants to point fingers at the police for doing their job. I personally think a pat on the back or a thank you is in order for all the men and women who risk their lives everyday to make this world safer for the rest of us.
I can't say I agree with the whole post but I agree with most of it. I don't think it was a pursuit as we will never know for sure if King knew the officer was behind him. He was so erratic that it could be anybody's guess. However I agree with everything else you said.
Stephanie Fox

United States

#6 Aug 8, 2012
Supporting Cops wrote:
I'm glad the little bastard is dead.
Yeah but he took my little sister with him.

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