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LA Police to Test GPS Darts During Car Chases

Posted by Xavier Ashe on February 10, 2006

Police officers in Los
Angeles, Calif., the “car-chase capital of the world,” are testing a
Global Positioning System (GPS)-enabled dart as part of the Los Angeles
Police Department’s strategy to end high-speed pursuits, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

The “dart” would be fired from a police car onto a fleeing vehicle,
where it would stick, allowing officers to follow the vehicle at a
safer distance.

“Instead of us pushing them doing 70 or 80 miles and hour, this
device allows us not to have to pursue the car,” William J. Bratton,
LA’s chief of police, told the AP.  “It allows us to start vectoring
where the car is.”

How cool is that… reminds me of James Bond.  From CSO


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