Sources tell The Insite HPD has agreed to allow some of its officers to begin training on the highly controversial pit maneuver. The PIT maneuver is a method, popular with police departments, by which one car pursuing another can force the pursued vehicle to abruptly turn sideways to the direction of travel, causing the driver to lose control and stop. “PIT” stands for either Precision Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Intervention Technique, or Parallel Immobilization Technique, depending on which police department is using it. The Insite has learned HPD could be teaching officers this technique as early as 2007. The department in the past resisted using the technique even though it was being recommended by Houston Police Officers Union!
(As first seen on FOX 26 news )