Belmont PD reveals new checkpoint policy

Belmont PD reveals new checkpoint policy

Belmont PD reveals new checkpoint policy

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 11:07 PM

BELMONT, N.C. -- Belmont Police have unveiled new procedures for setting up checkpoints in hopes of preventing chases, like the one that ended in a deadly crash that killed a former mayor and his passenger.

In the dashcam video, obtained by the I-team, a driver who blew through a checkpoint and was being chased by police, hit them.

The revised policies require at least three officers to be at a checkpoint with their dashcams pointed in a way that captures nearly every angle of the area.

Belmont Police Chief Charlie Franklin explained, “If the driver's approaching and you can get video of the driver and a tag number, you may not have to pursue that vehicle.”

Belmont Police have not changed their chase policy, but they did recently clarify that policy with officers.

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