Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – PennLive Editor Joyce Davis said criminals may be justified in running from the police if they fear for their survival.
“We don’t know what a police officer may have said to someone who decides to take a chance and run. They may think they have to run to have a chance to survive,” Davis posted on social media.
The comment drew swift backlash from law enforcement officers, and other concerned citizens in Pennsylvania.
Davis made the comment in response to a story about a criminal who died in a car accident when he crashed a vehicle while attempting to flee from police during a traffic stop.