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Monday, October 9, 2017

Textbook felony stop.

A felony stop is used when you have a vehicle occupied with dangerous passengers (e.g. an armed robbery suspect) or a stolen vehicle. The concept is to place the target vehicle and occupants at a position of complete disadvantage. You use verbal commands to get the driver to exit the vehicles, show he is unarmed and have him walk backwards to the officers. He is then taken into custody, and the process is repeated until the vehicle is emptied.

Two suspects arrested after wild chase in stolen BMW

HOUSTON, TX - Houston police say two people were arrested after a chase in a stolen BMW overnight. HPD officials say it was approximately 2 a.m. when an individual reported their BMW was stolen. Officers then spotted the BMW on Broadway 610. Police attempted a traffic stop, but the driver took off in the car. Officers then chased the vehicle down the loop and onto I-45-Southbound.

At some point on the chase, one of the BMW's tires blew. The driver then exited I-45 and stopped at an Exxon station near Astoria. Officers then began a felony stop and took the driver and passenger into custody. The driver is believed to have a felony warrant for robbery.
This is an excellent example of how to do it. Great work Houston Police!

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