Talk about sending a signal - Seattle

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No wonder they lead the nation in people taking anti-depressants.
From Seattle station KIRO:

Stolen car speeds away from police on sidewalk outside KIRO Radio studios
The KIRO Radio news team captured video on Wednesday from directly outside its Eastlake studio in Seattle, showing police with guns drawn on a vehicle, before the car sped away on the sidewalk.

According to Seattle Police Department Sergeant Randy Huserik, the incident stemmed from a call placed by a passerby, who initially told dispatchers there was a vehicle parked on the sidewalk with its engine running.

Officers responded to the scene, and after making contact with the occupant of the car, discovered from the license plate that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Additional units were then summoned, “to assist in attempting to the take the driver who was in possession of a stolen vehicle into custody.”

More at the site - the obvious question:

As for why police didn’t follow the driver, Huserik notes that SPD’s official policy dictates that officers in that particular situation were not permitted to stage a pursuit.

Meanwhile, they are sending a nice clear signal to criminals: Open Season... 
Come and loot.  At worst, you will get your wrist slapped.

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