Chases By Police Down Sharply In Los Angeles

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-chase20aug20,1,7657310.story?coll=la-home-headlines A new policy aimed at cutting the number of police chases in Los Angeles has reduced the number by 62 percent this year, the Los Angeles Times reports. "LAPD officers are chasing fewer cars, and causing significantly fewer injuries to bystanders, suspects and themselves," the Times says. An American Civil Liberties Union official called the change "astounding," and criminologist Geoffrey Alpert of the University . . .

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