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  • A police officer's attempt to terminate a dangerous high-speed car chase that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders does not violate the __________ Amendment, even when it places the fleeing motorist at risk of serious injury or death.


    An officer in pursuit must control his or her vehicle as well as speed by pacing the violator's vehicle, using the __________-second rule to establish a safe distance between his or her vehicle and the violator's vehicle.


    According to Brower v. County of Inyo, a roadblock must

    be positioned so the violator has sufficient time to stop.

    In the Pinellas Park v. Brown case, the court stated that

    any police decision to start or continue a pursuit is subject to court review under the doctrine of negligence, not just as a use of force under the Fourth Amendment.

    What are possible conclusions to a pursuit? Select all that apply.

    ~ the violator crashes.
    ~the officer crashes.

    Once engaged in a pursuit, the officer must pursuit.

    keep in contact with the dispatcher and other assisting units during the entire

    Once engaged in a pursuit, an officer must

    notify dispatch that he or she is initiating or terminating a pursuit.

    Officers should never use

    non-police equipment to block a roadway, and they should never remain seated in vehicles used to obstruct the roadway.

    Appropriate locations for roadblocks include

    areas that provide a clear view of the roadblock from both sides and highways, streets, or roads.

    According to the Florida case City of Pinellas Park v. Brown 604 So.2d 1222 (Fla. 1990), law enforcement has a

    duty to protect the public when choosing to continue a pursuit.

    Policy on reporting a pursuit differs between

    agencies, but prompt reporting is always required.

    In DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services, 489 U.S. 189 (1989), the U.S. Supreme Court stated that

    an officer or agency has no duty to guarantee a person's safety unless a special relationship exists between the police and that person.

    The purpose of the Pursuit __________ Technique is to stop a violator's vehicle by using the police vehicle to apply force to either the rear right or left side of the violator's vehicle to end the pursuit. Only properly trained officers following agency policy may use this technique.


    During a pursuit, the dispatcher and other assisting units

    must be notified of any changes or additional help needed.

    A __________ is the use of vehicles, barricades, cones, or other objects to block traffic flow completely. Its purpose is to demonstrate overwhelming police superiority and position so that the violator will stop and surrender.


    Officers should never select a location (for a roadblock) where the violator has

    no warning that the crash may occur, unless the use of deadly force is necessary.

    It is necessary to alter

    driving methods to accommodate nighttime conditions.

    An officer must activate and properly use all

    available emergency equipment during a pursuit.

    An officer should immediately terminate a pursuit when

    risk to the public or the officer (or other officers) outweighs the benefit of apprehending the violator.

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