Dan Springer foxnews.com When police decide to chase a fleeing suspect, the result can be deadly. Someone is killed each day in a high speed pursuit. And it’s frequently not the bad guy. Innocent motorists make up 42 percent of those killed. It’s got cops around the country re-writing pursuit policies and looking for alternatives. “I’m always constantly worried about that innocent person who’s gonna get struck,” says Iowa State Trooper Tim Sielman. That’s why the Iowa State Patrol is now experimenting with the latest gadget aimed at reducing the number of pursuits. It’s a mini air cannon that mounts on the patrol car’s push bar. It fires a GPS device that’s designed to stick to the back of the fleeing vehicle. The officer can then lay back at a safe speed and distance and track the suspect by satellite.
'It allows everybody to make better decisions ... even the criminal.'- StarChase President Trevor Fischbach
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