- 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/

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