Chicago Police Can’t Chase Suspects Committing “Simple” Crimes


The Chicago Police Department has unveiled a new policy prohibiting its officers from chasing people on foot simply because they run away, or because they have committed minor offenses.

If a criminal has a gun and can run fast, he has it made.

The new policy encourages cops to “consider alternatives” to pursuing someone who “is visibly armed with a firearm.”

The policy says that law enforcement should consider if the offender can be pursued by alternate means. Alternate means include the use of “tactical and technological apprehension efforts.”


Officers will only launch foot pursuits when the need to arrest outweighs the risk of following. This new Marxist policy was put forward despite soaring crime rates.

Officers are allowed to pursue a suspect on foot if they are committing or are about to commit a felony or Class A misdemeanor, [or a] traffic offense that endangers the physical risks of others” or if criminals have or are about to commit an “arrest-able offense.”

Police will be permitted to pursue suspects who are engaging or about to engage in: battery, assault, unlawful use of weapons, and criminal residence trespassing, among others.

Officers will not be allowed to pursue suspects if they are or are about to commit simple assault. Suspects can also trespass and drink publicly, among other things. They can commit simple thefts too. They just have to run or wield a gun to get away.

Superintendent David Brown said the policy, although seemingly radical, isn’t new to law enforcement, but new to the Chicago PD.

He said it’s to keep community members and officers safe.

Chicago 5 reports, “Perhaps most significantly, the policy makes clear that the days of officers giving chase just because someone tries to avoid them are over.”

Crime is up 34% in Chicago in one year.

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mostly grey
mostly grey
1 year ago

Primarily, the way this circus is panning out, criminal are a-ok and if you prefer to be a law abiding citizen just trying to get on with your life you get hammered, with false accusations , loose your God given rights, you know , the rights gommermint now says they have the ability to issue or rewind. You know where this is going, it will not end well. For anyone.

Ronald Harms
Ronald Harms
1 year ago

Unbelievable! And just a reminder to every law abiding person . . the government wants your guns.

jack johnson
jack johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Harms

And now they want your gym shoes too… chasing criminals allowed. Time to get a couple of pitbulls, let’s see how fast these criminals can really run.