The department’s own pursuit policy prohibits officers from continuing a chase that goes against the flow of traffic. In addition, Opa-locka’s policy allows pursuits only in the case of serious felonies such as murder, rape and robberies.
But radio transmissions appear to tell a different story.
Perez, 26, who engaged in the pursuit after witnessing what he said in his report was a minor traffic infraction, has had a bumpy career. He was fired from Miami Shores Police Department, kicked out of the police academy and, as a recruit, arrested for causing a nasty crash while drag-racing off duty.
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