Sheriff Myers: Vehicle thefts increasing
Sheriff says law hindering police should be rescinded
April 21, 2022
COLFAX - A law limiting police chases to cases only involving a potential violent offender has led to an 88% increase in vehicle thefts.
With the number of vehicle thefts skyrocketing statewide, Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers is calling on lawmakers to rescind the law that only went into effect July 25 last year..
House Bill 1054 changed regulations on tactics and equipment used by police officers.
Under the law, officers can only engage in a pursuit with probable cause to arrest a person in the vehicle for committing a violent crime.
Myers wants law enforcement agencies to make the fin...
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