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American Agenda (Crime: The High-Speed Police Chase) #140134

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 17, 1992
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Washington: James Walker) The issue of the safety of high-speed police chases featured; aerial scenes shown of police pursuit in Los Angeles; 1988 police videotape shown of Washington, DC, incident in which pursuing police car hit another car. [While police video of chase is shown, police officer Jimmy DIXON - describes chase.] [University of South Carolina Geoffrey ALPERT - talks about risk.] Case in which South Carolina police pursuit resulted in teen Samantha Cone's paralysis detailed. [MOTHER - comments.] [Victims families' attorney Barry WALDMAN - says towns develop a policy after a lawsuit.] Decision by Baltimore, Maryland, to revise its pursuit policy reviewed; scenes shown of city's use of helicopters to track suspects. [Baltimore city police department Dennis HILL - talks about policy.] Aerial scenes shown of another pursuit.

Donaldson, Sam;
Walker, James

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