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Pattaya: Death and carnage after police drug chase - we followed procedures, say police

 

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Police in Pattaya have claimed that proper procedures were followed after a 66 year old man died and two were seriously injured following the chase of a drug suspect through the downtown area.

 

The police have faced a barrage of criticism following the death of Prasert Latkrathum who was riding a motorcycle with his secondary school relative on the back. Another person suffered a broken leg according to earlier reports. 

 

Pol Lt-Col  Natthakorn Mongkhonmaha, deputy station chief of the Bang Lamung force, said that drug enforcement officers had mounted a sting at the Chaknork reservoir well away from the public. 

 

But the suspect had got away abandoning his girlfriend. 

 

A shot was fired in the air and a police vehicle was damaged making the escape possible.

 

Procedures were followed. 

 

Police have provided help and assistance to the dead and injured and their families and further help would be made available though official channels. 

 

A rear tire was shot out of the fleeing pick-up that careered off the road into two of the victims before smashing into a convenience store in Moo 8. Other damage had been caused moments earlier as the chase proceeded through crowded streets. 

 

The suspect was apprehended after a chase on foot and both he and his girlfriend are in custody. 

 

Three hundred grams of a drug worth half a million baht was taken into evidence.

 

Source: 77kaoded

 

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we followed procedures, say police..

 

as write Swaetalot :

 

if they followed procedures then the procedures are wrong "

 

Thai police should know that you never shoot in a rear tire even if it is easier than in a front tire.
a rear tire that explodes and it's carnage ensured; especially if the vehicle is moving fast

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

we followed procedures, say police..

 

as write Swaetalot :

 

if they followed procedures then the procedures are wrong "

 

Thai police should know that you never shoot in a rear tire even if it is easier than in a front tire.
a rear tire that explodes and it's carnage ensured; especially if the vehicle is moving fast

 

 

I guess the guy they were chasing and whose tyres were shot out was unaware of those procedures. 

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4 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

I guess the guy they were chasing and whose tyres were shot out was unaware of those procedures. 

 

We don't care about the guy who was being chased;
if the cops had shot in a front tire he would not have lost control of his vehicle which would have stopped without injuring other people.

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aybe criminals will evolve?

- and only steal Getaway vehicles, that have RunFlats

 

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14 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

The people who got killed or injured by him did, given the opportunity.

Front tyres aren't accessible when chasing from behind.  It wan't too well a planned sting, or insufficient resources to box him in. 

why did they NOT employ a STINGER????!!!

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