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Iowa
Population: 2,936,760

In 2003, NHTSA reports 1 fatality by pursuit crashes in Iowa; this death was in the fleeing car.


Iowa State Police

Google: Iowa Police Pursuit


National Association of Police Organizations

National Sheriffs' Association


Reported Deaths
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Reports on fatalities due to violent pursuit crashes, click here.

2003 NHTSA report by state, click here.
2002 NHTSA report by state, click here.
1992 through 2001 NHTSA reports by state, click here.

Iowa's Laws Governing Police Vehicular Pursuit
Officer Accountability:
Research in progress

Policy:
Research in progress

Training:
Research in progress

Iowa's Penalties for Fleeing
Research in progress

Iowa's Penalties for Fleeing Juveniles
Research in progress

Pending Iowa Legislation on Police Pursuits
Information will be provided as it becomes available.


Media reports on Iowa pursuits

Crash renews chase debate
Brickner said his department is conducting an internal review of the pursuit, as it has done for at least three other chases in the last year.

Commentary: Investigations of police vehicular pursuits must not only be an internal review by the agency whose officer was involved in the chase, it must also be impartial, made up of officers from another law enforcement agency and citizens who have knowledge about vehicular pursuits. This type of review would protect the officers and the public. It also might provide some valuable insight to prevent future tragedies. -- Candy Priano, posted 2/8/2005


Girl, 15, dies in crash as police chase man

DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
By SARAH CLARK. A driver being chased by police in rural Perry hit and killed a 15-year-old Perry High School freshman girl Friday night, officials said. ...

Iowa's Case Laws on Police Pursuits
Research in progress


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