The case stems from a fatal pursuit by the Gardena Police Department, where an officer vehicle struck the side of a pickup truck it was pursuing and killed a passenger. The State Supreme Court held that if a department requires all of their officers to be certified in policies relating to vehicle pursuits the department cannot be held liable even if not all of their police officers have in fact completed certification. Opponents of the decision worry that this destroys incentives for departments to actually comply with laws or policies requiring 100% certification.
For more information, see: www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-police-pursuit-court-20180813-story.html
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