Chase policies: When should police pursue or stand down?

Police pursuits in the Carolinas may catch criminals, but the race to quickly capture them is costing lives.

One chase over a missing tag on a car turned deadly, and an innocent family paid the price.

“That’s not worth anybody’s life,” the family told Channel 9′s Evan Donovan.

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But when should police pursue, and when should they stand down?

9 Investigates is digging into the guidance for police aimed at keeping you safe. That story is at 5 p.m. Monday, only on Channel 9.

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