Police chase young girls over stolen snacks

Potato chips, cookies, beef jerky, a couple fruit-flavored drinks, energy…

Potato chips, cookies, beef jerky, a couple fruit-flavored drinks, energy bars and candy – stolen goods valued at $26.29.

That alleged theft from a convenience store during the wee hours Tuesday morning touched off a police chase that ended with a carload of young girls crashing, leaving a 12-year-old girl in critical condition and hurting two others. Now criminal charges are pending against the girls, including the 16-year-old driver.

Cincinnati police internal investigators are also scrutinizing whether the officer followed proper procedures in the pursuit and in the officer’s attempt to use a Taser on the teen driver who allegedly tried to flee after the crash, police said. “They’re looking into all aspects of this incident,” said Sgt. Dennis Swingley, Cincinnati police spokesman.

The department’s Professional Standards Section routinely investigates incidents such as pursuits to ensure that departmental policies were followed, Swingley said. He declined to release the name of the officer who was involved in Tuesday’s incident.

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  • Justice

    they weren’t chased over snacks they were chased because they were criminals and you can’t let that nonsense continue if you want a civilized society.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Soooo what is the Officer suppossed to ask the dispatcher what was stolen, how old they were and then get supervisor permission before engaging? Maybe we should wait until the girls move up to prositution and become drug addicts before we enforce laws on them.
    Yes it’s a tragedy, it’s a tragedy that several young dummies made bad choices that messed everyone up.