We're learning more about how officers conduct police pursuits. The practice captured attention after a lawsuit was filed against a trooper and the Tennessee Highway Patrol following a pursuit in Halls last year.
Local police agencies are not sharing their thoughts on the dash cam video captured during the pursuit in question. However, officers are explaining how police pursuits work in general.
McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy said his deputies face multiple choices in such chases.
"There are several things in a few moments they [deputies] must comprehend. What time of day is it? What type of road is it? Is it a rural county road? Is it a state highway, a city street? What's the weather like?," said Guy.
The sheriff said deputies also deal with distractions during such chases.
"There is a lot of psychological things that happen to a person when they just turn the blue lights and siren on. Sometimes that makes you drive a little faster. The adrenaline starts pumping. Just the physical phenomenon that happens to every person that we get tunnel vision sometimes," Guy added.
Because of unrelated cases, the McMinn County Sheriff's Office is reviewing and changing their own pursuit policy.
Sheriff Guy said the number one reason a suspect flees from officers is due to a driver's license issue.