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Michigan
Population: 10,050,446

In 2003, NHTSA reports 14 known* fatalities by pursuit crashes in Michigan; six were innocent victims. Deaths of passengers -- including children -- in the chased vehicles are not counted as innocent victims. Their deaths are counted as "occupants of chased vehicles."

Michigan State Police

Google: Michigan Police Pursuit

Google:
Michigan Police Chase

National Association of Police Organizations

National Sheriffs' Association


Drive & Stay Alive: Police Pursuits


*Police pursuit deaths are under-reported for many reasons, click here.

Reported Deaths
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.

Michigan Laws Governing
Police Vehicular Pursuit
Research in progress

Officer Accountability
According to a 2004 Executive Brief by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the State of Michigan does not mandate that all jurisdictions must have and be required to follow a written pursuit policy that governs all pursuit-related activities, and specifies whether to initiate a pursuit, who to pursue, why and when to end a pursuit, and how to report a pursuit.

Officer Training
Research in progress

Michigan Penalties
for Fleeing

These penalties are for fleeing only. Research in progress

Michigan's Penalties for Fleeing Juveniles
Research in progress

Pending Michigan Legislation
on Police Pursuits

Media reports on Michigan pursuits
Victim of pursuit speaks out, click here.

Media reports
USA Today: Police pressured to call off chase
January 5, 2003

Innocent Victims of Michigan Pursuits
Clayton "David" Jones, 45, Scottsdale, January 23, 2006

For more information, "Google" names.

Michigan Case Laws
on Police Pursuits

 

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