Milwaukee police are hitting higher speeds and involving younger people in recent years, says the city's Fire and Police Commission. The city permits officers to chase a vehicle if they have probable cause that it, or the people inside, was involved in a violent felony. The department tightened the policy after four bystanders were killed by drivers fleeing police in 2010 so that officers could not chase for misdemeanor offenses, such as drug possession, or non-violent felonies, such . . .
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