- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A University of South Alabama police officer has been terminated after school officials say he violated policy by pursuing a vehicle.

University spokesman Bob Lowry tells WKRG-TV (https://bit.ly/137m6GU) that the officer was first placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of the Saturday pursuit. The station reports that he was then fired on Tuesday.

WKRG reports that the officer attempted to make a traffic stop for an expired tag on University Boulevard, and began chasing the vehicle when it fled. The pursuit ended after the suspect collided with a pickup truck and the officer crashed into the suspect’s car. It was later determined that the car had been stolen.

The university’s policy states that police pursuits for traffic violations and minor crimes should be avoided.

___

Information from: WKRG-TV, https://www.wkrg.com/


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide