The policy establishes new procedures for officers in the CPD pursuing suspected criminals on foot. It prohibits most instances in which officers can engage in foot pursuit depending on the classification of the suspected crime committed. What this means is that law enforcement in a crime-riddled city are being prohibited from using every means possible to enforce the law.
The policy says Chicago police
officers cannot pursue a suspect on foot unless “there is a valid law
enforcement need to detain the person that the department members
reasonably believe outweighs the threat to safety posed by pursuit.” The
policy details what constitutes a “valid law enforcement need” (via Illinois Compiled Statutes): Read and see video here.