Police talk about protocol for engaging and ending a pursuit

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For the second time in four days a driver makes a run for it with Monroe police in hot pursuit. 
 
It began a little after two o’clock in the morning with a traffic violation and it ended half an hour later, when the driver crashed through two enclosures at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo.
 
The suspect, Javarro Eleam, was taken into custody facing charges of resisting an officer, flight from an officer, and criminal damage to property.
 
Law enforcement say pursuits happen from time to time, and  the public doesn’t even hear about most of them. 
 
Police say they take chases like this seriously and hope to prevent crashes  or even losses of lives,
 
“Many times you might have to just stop a pursuit just so you don’t create such a hazard for everybody else on the road,” said Chief Downey Black, Louisiana Delta Community College.
 
Monroe Police have declined comment on the chase Friday and Monday.
 
No animals were hurt during the crash.
 

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