Bill Requires Yearly Review Of Police Chase Policies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio House passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would require police chiefs and county sheriffs to review pursuit policies yearly and make changes as needed.

Ohio law now requires police to adopt policies for the pursuits of vehicles carrying people believed to be lawbreakers, but does not require departments to review those policies.

Just before the House overwhelmingly approved the bill, an amendment was added that prevents municipalities from being sued for damages should they fail to review and change their policies.

Lawsuits asking for injunctions to compel entities to follow the law still would be allowed.

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