IMPD claims updated pursuit policy was followed during chase that led to deadly crash

Jesse Wells,

A police pursuit ended with a deadly crash on the south side of Indianapolis Monday night.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department leadership says it all started when officers spotted the suspect driving a stolen truck near Garfield Park and gave chase.

Police admit the deadly chase and crash in the 4500 block of Madison Avenue had an unfortunate outcome, but investigators believe the officers involved did follow the department’s general orders, and the pursuit appears to have been justified.

Losing control and being thrown from a stolen truck as it crashed, police claim a man died trying to elude arrest. It was a tragic outcome IMPD has worked to avoid in recent years.

“We have decreased our pursuits quite a bit with our news general order,” said IMPD commander Kerry Buckner.

While internal affairs will investigate the case, commander Buckner insisted overnight a supervisor was monitoring the pursuit the entire time.

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