Does the same logic apply to bankrobbers? Lets just clear the way and let them escape and hopefully they will not use violence. Yes a bankmanager should think this, but the police is there to enforce. (as long as he does his best not to hurt innocent bystanders) If you let guys get away as soon as they start endangering peoples lives, then that is exactlly what they will start doing the next time they see police. In this case the officer is absolutely right. There most likely is a good reason why the guy does not stop. Having a licenceplate does not mean anything if the car is stolen. The way this guy is driving he is obviouslly willing to kill someone in order to get away. For all the officer knows the driver has just abducted a child, that is now tied-up in the back. It would be grossly irrisponsible not to try and stop him.