Chicago Tribune Consults Co-Executive Director Matthew Barge on Chicago Foot Pursuit & Force Data

A Chicago Tribune analysis of every police shooting from 2010 through 2015 found that foot chases played a role in more than a third of the 235 cases that ended with someone wounded or killed. The Tribune consulted with PARC's Matthew Barge:

Some experts say setting guidelines on foot chases doesn't mean letting criminals run free. In fact, many departments have chosen to implement foot-chase policies to improve officer safety.

"It's a false choice to say an officer has unlimited ability to pursue subjects or we just let the bad guy go," said Matthew Barge, co-executive director of the Police Assessment Resource Center, which has helped craft and monitor policing reforms in cities across the country, including some pushed by the Justice Department.

Read the full article on the Tribune investigation here.