FROM BUSINESSMAN TO ACTIVIST: LEO RUDD!

WHAT NEW HIGH SPEED CHASE POLICY WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN HOUSTON?

Houston businessman Leo Rudd’s focus is no longer just sales and earnings at Bisys anymore. Back in April his focus changed drastically. While Rudd still maintains the job that provides his bread and butter he’s also focusing on legislation that limit high speed police chases in Texas and around the country. Rudd’s daughter was killed back in April when she was hit in her car by a suspect attempting to elude Houston police officers in southeast Houston. 24 year old Rikki Danielle Sanchez was killed. The law school student left two children and a husband behind. Now her father has been traveling the state and country meeting with families who have gone through the same thing. Rudd says he would like to see policies like those in Phoenix and Orlando. He says there police officers don’t chase individuals unless they commit a serious crime – a felony. He says it was senseless that his daughter died because police were chasing a suspect who had stolen a car.
He says he is waiting on the new policy HPD will soon release on its chase policy. The Insite has learned some in the department have already received a draft of the policy. But HPD spokesperson John Cannon tells The Insite there is no time line to get a new policy issued. Rudd says he’d like to see the document along with the public before it becomes policy at the Houston Police department. In the meantime, he says he and his family are still trying to cope with the death of Rikki… Insite Question: What kind of new chase policy would you like to see in Houston?

2 Comments

  1. eric howsmon November 13, 2012 4:18 pm 

    call me or e-mail long time no see or talk
    832-347-1655

  2. Lucas Jackson November 14, 2012 8:42 am 

    I would like to see the PIT maneuver utilized to end chases ASAP.

    He’s putting the blame on the wrong people. It was the idiot who ran from the cops that killed his daughter, not law enforcement.

    Doesn’t he realize that if crooks knew they wouldn’t get chased they would flee each and every time??

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