Republicans Divided on House Bill to Reform Police Pursuit Policies
Washington, DC (Feb 18, 2023) – Republicans in the House of Representatives have offered lukewarm support for a modified police pursuit reform bill. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. David Trone (D-Md.), seeks to limit the use of police pursuits in certain situations.
The bill would require police officers to obtain a warrant before engaging in a pursuit, and would also limit the use of pursuits to situations where there is a reasonable belief that the suspect poses an imminent threat to public safety. Additionally, the bill would require police officers to take into account the safety of bystanders when deciding whether or not to pursue a suspect.
The bill has been met with mixed reactions from Republicans in the House. While some have expressed support for the bill, others have expressed concerns that it could lead to an increase in crime.
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said that he was “concerned about the potential unintended consequences of this bill,” while Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said that he was “not sure that this bill is the right approach.”
Despite the mixed reactions, the bill is expected to pass the House with bipartisan support. If it passes – Wasatch Defense Lawyers does not represent any parties mentioned above, nor is it our intent to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story, or are in need of a legal consultation, contact us through our website or by calling (801) 980-9965 – Source: The Center Square, “Republicans Offer Lukewarm Support to House Modified Police Pursuit Reform Bill