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Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office provides details of chase that ended with woman and deputy injured – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-07 18:02:33 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — The day after the adjutant crashed the car into an SUV during the chase, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office explains why the chase first began.

The sheriff’s office said suspicious activity was observed among some people at Seneca and McCormick gas stations shortly after midnight on Monday. A proxy has requested a backup and another proxy has arrived.

When the agent arrived, those involved in the suspicious activity entered the Chevy HHR and headed east on McCormick. Congressmen said the headlights were off, so both lawmakers tried to pull the vehicle at Lincoln and McLean. But the driver didn’t pull, and that’s when the chase began.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office says the agent tracked the vehicle in the range of 40 mph to 80 mph for about 7 minutes and 30 seconds. He says HHR turned north to Topika. Topika is a one-way street heading south. The chase continued until one of the lawmakers collided with a westbound SUV at Douglas and Topika. After that, his police car crashed into business at an intersection.

The other lieutenant has finished the chase. The HHR people went on and fled. The sheriff’s office later discovered an abandoned HHR in the downtown area. They know who it is registered with and continue to look for suspects.

A wrecked police car lieutenant and a 52-year-old SUV woman were seriously injured and hospitalized. After that, the adjutant was released. According to the hospital, women are in good health.

The sheriff’s office asked the Kansas Highway Patrol to investigate the crash.

At a press conference on the chase and crash on Tuesday afternoon, Colonel Brian White of the Sheriff’s Office said all chase was a bit different. Supervisors must balance public safety with the importance of catching suspects.

“When you get into a car that is going the wrong way on the road, part of what you are trying to do is warn the general public in the area that this car is going the wrong way.” Said White. .. “And whether to stop the chase and allow the vehicle to continue on the road in the wrong direction without warning, go ahead, or let the agent go ahead and ignore the chase. Balancing is a difficult decision. Those moments. “

White says there is an internal investigation into the chase.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office provides details of chase that ended with woman and deputy injured Source link Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office provides details of chase that ended with woman and deputy injured

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