Thursday, October 13, 2005


Spokane deputies face discipline for prank car chase

`A red-faced sheriff has apologized to city police, who joined deputies in a phony car chase that a sheriff’s spokesman called “horseplay that has gone seriously awry.”

The Oct. 3 chase ended when police used a spike strip to disable the fleeing car and drew their weapons on the driver, who turned out to be an undercover deputy being chased by another deputy on the way to the Public Safety Building to end their shifts. [..]

When the deputy in the marked car turned on the lights, deputies in the unmarked Mustang accelerated, Reagan said.

After the cars entered the city, a city police officer saw the chase and joined in, thinking the deputy in the marked patrol car was trying to make a legitimate stop.’

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