Death of Lynnwood man underscores risks of police pursuits

Lynnwood police say officers face a “balancing act” each time a suspect flees in a vehicle. Officers must weigh whether the pursuit is warranted, given the suspected crime as well as the potential risks to the public.

Our news partner, The Seattle Times, reports that it’s a “critical decision that must be made quickly and under difficult and unpredictable circumstances,” according to the Lynnwood Police Department’s policy on police pursuits.

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