By: Cassidy Williams, fox6now.com
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police released a statement late Wednesday night, April 24 defending their policy for vehicle pursuits. This comes in the wake of three crashes that resulted in two deaths in less than ten days.
Read the full statement below:
“In wake of the recent high profile vehicle pursuits, the Milwaukee Police Department is committed to keeping our streets safe and would like to address the concerns some members of our community have regarding police pursuits.
MPD takes vehicle pursuits very seriously. We understand that they are inherently dangerous; however, in order to make Milwaukee a safer place to live, work and raise a family, Milwaukee Police must apprehend individuals who recklessly disregard the law and place the lives of others in danger by fleeing from police and/or by arbitrarily driving reckless through our city’s streets.