December 04, 2018 01:05 PM
The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers who chased a speeding driver through Minneapolis neighborhoods before he struck three children on a playground were working within the agency's guidelines.
The State Patrol released squad car video of the chase Tuesday. The six-minute pursuit last June ends when the driver barrels into playground equipment at Jenny Lind Elementary School, striking three siblings, ages 2, 3 and 4, in the process.
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State Patrol Chief Col. Matt Langer said in releasing the video that while it may not be comfortable to see troopers drive fast, there are times when their jobs require it to mitigate potential risks. The video did not include the moment the children were hit.
The driver, Kabaar Powell, is serving a 33-month prison sentence for the crash.
Updated: December 04, 2018 01:05 PM
Created: December 04, 2018 12:52 PM
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