Saturday, June 06, 2009

Damned if you do....

Yet again, HPD's STUPID, MORONIC, ASININE chase policy has reared it's ugly head. A suspect who led police on a high speed chase through north Houston last week after hitting a number of police vehicles with his hood folded over the windshield such that the subject could not see. The suspect was about to enter a school zone when HDP sergeant Edwin Lacourt violated written chase policy and brought the chase to a safe end by performing a PIT maneuver before the vehicle entered the school zone and endangered kids. A PIT maneuver is where a chasing vehicle put's it's front bumper even with the rear wheel of the fleeing vehicle and then turns into the vehicle, causing the rear wheels to lose traction and the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle spins perpendicular with the chase vehicle and is essentially t-boned by the chase vehicle. It is a well documented chase ending procedure used all over the country. The DPS has the authority to use the maneuver, but apparently HPD does not, but they should. As a result of the violation of policy, the sergeant is being disciplined. This is not right. He did what was neccesarry to protect the lives of innocents. He should not be punished for saving lives just because it violates some asinine policy witten by some desk-bound butt-kissing hack that has never patrolled a beat in their worthless freaking lives. If anybody needs to be punished it is the moron that wrote the policy and his or her worthless freaking boss that is too busy sucking on the mayor's crank to actually run the department.


Anonymous ttyler5 said...


And where is the outcry from the press over the treatment of this HPD officer?

June 07, 2009 2:20 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I think officers should be allowed to whack the driver a few times with a night stick, but that's just me.

June 09, 2009 7:22 AM  

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