Police pursuits claimed 77 lives over a decade in Canada, study finds
Aerial support greatly improves odds of capturing suspects while lowering risks, says watchdog.
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.
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