New tech allows Washington police to safely pursue suspects
April 2, 2017
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Washington police will now carry cannons that will help them track fleeing suspects without messy car chases.
KXLY-TV reports that Moses Lake police will use the cannons to launch a sticky GPS unit called star chase onto a car before they start any enforcement or attempts to stop the vehicle. The star chase can send real-time tracking information to dispatchers.
The department was awarded a $7,200 grant that mostly covered the cost of two units, priced at about $5,000 each.
Chief Kevin Fuhr says the technology allows police to follow fleeing cars from a safe dista...