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African American Mayor Tells Police Not To Chase Criminals, Even On Foot
The above headlineÂ "African American Mayor Tells Police Not To Chase Criminals, Even On Foot"is not the headline on the Overlawyered.com item that I first saw this on, or the AP/Charleston Post and Courierstory about Mayor Sallie Peake rescinding this policy after it was criticized, but there's some really excellent video of the interview with Mayor Peake below which makes it clear:
But when we asked Peake about her order impeding an officer from stopping a crime in progress, she became defensive and irate. The conversation went as follows:
Reporter: â€śAre you telling your officers if they witness a crime - they witness someone commit a crime on someone else and theyâ€™re ten yards away - they canâ€™t go stop that person?â€ś
Peake: â€śIs that in there?â€ś (referring to policy)
Reporter: â€śIt says no chases whatsoever.â€ś
Peake: â€śWell, thatâ€™s what I said, no chases, didnâ€™t I? I didnâ€™t say nothing about a crime. If you see a crime, this that and the other -â€ś
Reporter: â€śWell, thatâ€™s what a chase is - â€ś
Peake: â€śWell, I told them no chase on foot, and (the police chief) know exactly what I mean, so youâ€™re trying to twist what I -â€ś
Reporter: â€śNo, Iâ€™m not. You said no chases. No chases means no chases.â€ś
Peake: (claps hands) â€śYou got you a story, thank God! You are so sweet! You got you a story on a woman in Wellford! Hallelujah! Iâ€™m so proud of you, Mr. Cato!â€ś
Mayor Peake was apparently concerned that the program would be edited to make her look bad, so the above is the full thing.