The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on the use of the PIT maneuver by law enforcement agencies.
Officers often use the maneuver in high-speed pursuits to stop drivers that are fleeing from them. In the maneuver, a patrol car bumps and spins the suspect car in an attempt to stop it. (Lakewood police attempted this technique just last week to stop a man who fled from then. The attempt was unsuccessful and the man crashed his car, then hid in a hot tub until police found him two hours later.)
In a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, a Georgia man was left paralyzed after officers used a PIT maneuver on his car. To read more about the arguments yesterday, click