Back in the earlier part of the 2000s, statistics indicated that as many as one person per day was killed in an accident attributed to a police chase. Police pursuits generate much media attention, and as such, many police departments had to implement pursuit policy changes.
Some agencies, such as the NYPD, have enacted policies of no police pursuits. Other agencies have enacted policies that pursuits can only be initiated in the case of a felony, such as a stolen vehicle. They also dictate that officers must discontinue the pursuit when the danger to the general public presents more of a risk than allowing the fleeing suspect to get away.
Local 10 News reports that two Florida deejays have been killed in a crash linked to a police pursuit.
The crash happened after 4 a.m. on Sunday along NW 135th Street and NW 22nd Avenue.
At the time of the accident, Miami Dade Police were tailing a white Dodge Charger whose driver refused to pull over. As the driver fled from police, he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a silver Ford Mustang.
The impact caused the Mustang to catch fire, killing Edmon McCoy, known as DJ Boogie and Robinson Lazard, known as DJ Styles.
The two deejays are not linked with the driver of the other vehicle. They were likely innocent victims of the accident.
The driver of the Charger was also taken to the hospital with injuries.