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Deadly force used to end car chases

Roma Khanna and Rosanna Ruiz of the Houston Chronicle analyzed police shootings to find that "Harris County sheriff's deputies have turned to deadly force during car chases four times since 2002, killing one and wounding four ... Among the people they pursued and shot were a man driving with his headlights off and another who had stolen DVDs from a drugstore." Although the number is small, "the Houston Police Department and most other Harris County agencies have not used deadly force to end a car chase in more than six years."

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