View On Demand (Recorded April 21, 2023)

When it comes to vehicle pursuits, officers are caught in a dilemma: They have a duty to apprehend offenders and maintain order, but they must also limit risk to the public, themselves and offenders. Case law provides some guidance, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. Thousands of bystanders and hundreds of officers have been killed during pursuits. 

In this webinar, Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli and attorney Laura Scarry dive into the legal, cultural and technological aspects of police pursuits, exploring how agencies and individual officers can strive to limit risks and support preservation of life.  

You’ll learn:  

  • How courts apply the Fourth Amendment analysis to the termination of pursuits.

  • Why things go wrong during vehicle pursuits.

  • The role (and limitation) of policy in reducing pursuit risks.

  • Cultural and technological strategies that can help mitigate risks associated with pursuits.

Presented by:

Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli
Program Manager, Lexipol
Laura Scarry
Partner, DeAno and Scarry
Attorney, Lexipol 


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