Brickbat: Dogged Pursuit


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Austin, Texas, police officer Steven Martinez was suspended for three weeks for multiple violations of department rules during the pursuit of a robbery suspect. Martinez drove the wrong way down I-35, drove 79 mph in a 25-mph zone, drove through stop signs and red lights, drove outside his lane and also grabbed the driver's passenger, pushed him to the ground and put his knee in his back and neck after the chase finally ended.