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Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects
Number of chases down despite high profile case in June
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With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on the road. “It’s such a dynamic event that’s happening and rapidly unfolding that it’s hard to pigeonhole it into a ‘this is how we do it,’” Georgia State Patrol Capt. Mark Perry said. “This is why the policy gives a lot of latitude as far as discretion on when to terminate or when to pursue.”