Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Under the heading of "Catching crooks is just too expensive"

we have the Mayor of Wellford:
(Wellford, SC)—The Mayor of Wellford is defending her policy which bans police officers in that city from chasing suspects. Sallie Peake says the policy also includes vehicle chases along with pursuits on foot.

A memo issued on September 2nd from Peake to all Wellford officers reads:

“As of this date, there are to be no more foot chases when a suspect runs. I do not want anyone chasing after any suspects whatsoever.“
Because if an officer is injured it drives up insurance costs.

No comment on costs to other people robbed/raped/murdered by the ones who get away.

1 comment:

Chalkie said...

She says this won't happen in Wellford, but if I'm from a neighboring town, I sure as heck know where I'll be committing crimes.