You may have seen a news program about a police pursuit. On the northeast side OKC, officers pursued a black Ford F350 King Ranch pickup. Mikles was speeding at 97 mph when he hit Shells, a young mother. Shells died instantly. The suspect was arrested. Police are currently trying to find out what happened and how the teenager got away.
Oklahoma City police attempted to catch a man driving stolen pickup trucks, but the driver refused to stop when they tried. The chase continued through the Oklahoma City streets, and the driver crashed into a minivan on I-235 near Northwest 50th Street. While the Oklahoma City Police Department did not immediately release the identities of the suspect, the video shows the deadly crash. However, the Oklahomans are eager to find out more details about the incident.
Police in Oklahoma City conducted a high speed chase on Thursday morning. At times, the suspect sped at over 140 mph and the driver failed to stop when they were pulled over. The driver was able to escape with the help of two other passengers in the car after the crash. Police arrested the driver and one other person after the incident, but are still looking for the other two. If you see any of these signs, you may be eligible for a DUI.
As a result, Oklahoma City police are now planning to implement a “real-time” crime center, allowing their supervisors to monitor chases and make critical decisions. They are trying to find a balance between apprehending dangerous suspects and public safety. While the pursuit of violent criminals is often necessary to prevent further harm to other people, it should only be used if the suspect is a danger to the public. Remember that a robber might also decide to flee if police are nearby.
Police officers must make instantaneous decisions that may affect the lives of innocent bystanders. This is a serious concern especially when a high speed chase results in an injury to bystanders. It can be frustrating to file complaints against the Oklahoma City Police Department, and then not receive compensation. Even if your complaint is successful, it may not be referred by a police ethics committee or disciplinary board.
The police chase in which Shells was shot and killed was typical of the many that take place in Oklahoma City. Many chases run through poor neighborhoods and almost half end in residential areas. The Oklahoman conducted a months-long investigation to discover which neighborhoods are being targeted by police pursuits, the reasons officers stop them, as well as the extent of these events in the community. Changing the policies behind pursuits can help ensure safer and more effective police interaction.