Police pursuits claimed 77 lives over a decade in Canada, study finds

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Seventy-seven people died in police pursuits over a 10-year period in Canada, according to a study by an independent public watchdog.

The study, released through federal access-to-information law, analyzed 871 pursuits involving the RCMP and other police forces nationwide. It found that officers were injured in seven per cent of the pursuits the researchers examined.

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Original Article Source Credits: CBC News, https://www.cbc.ca

Article Written By: Larry Pynn

Original Article Posted on: Apr 23, 2022

Link to Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/police-pursuits-report-1.6415811