Police chases are very dangerous situations, even if the roadway are completely emty, there is a very real danger just from the speeds involved. However, if you have an already tense situation and you add four lanes of moderate traffic, intersections and an excursion through a shopping center parking lot, you will get extremely dangerous scenario.
Even that the police officers are trained for this kind of pursuits, we can say that continuing to chase the suspect through the crowded streets is downright reckless of the police department. We believe that backing up a little bit and letting this suspect to have a little space until he reaches an open road or at least a section of roadway with no traffic would have been more responsible.
Check the video below and tell us what you think.