I-Team: Police Department To Use GPS Projectile To Avoid High-Speed Chases
METHUEN (CBS) – It is a scene that has played out on live TV over and over again. A suspect speeding away from police, smashing into curbs, barriers and cars along the way. High-speed police chases are dangerous and potentially deadly.
Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon doesn’t want to put his officers or his citizens in that kind of danger. “We never want to be in a position as the chief to say we killed somebody that we probably didn’t have to kill,” he said.
That’s why Chief Solomon decided to try a new technology that allows officers to keep track of a fleeing suspect without the dangerous pursuit. It’s called Starchase.