Please halt.

 

Wow, I  have internet problems for  a couple days and people think I went on strike or died. I’m back in the saddle now, scouring the country for local government issues and news.

It is never easy for a Mayor to make Police Department decisions. No matter how insignificant the decision, it could eventually have unintended consequences.

Think this one might?

The mayor of a small South Carolina town says she banned her police officers from chasing suspects on foot after an officer was hurt running after a man.

Wellford Mayor Sallie Peake said Monday she issued the order in August after the city had to pay for an officer who missed work after chasing a “guy who had a piece of crack on him.” She said a drug possession charge was not worth the cost to taxpayers. But her written order said she did “not want anyone chasing any suspects whatsoever.”

The decision came after two town-issued cars were totaled within a month, although her order applies only to foot chases.

And, keep that bullet in the shirt pocket too!

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