hot pursuit

Definition of "hot pursuit"
  1. An immediate chase by police, allowing them to enter a property without a warrant in order to catch a fleeing suspect or prevent the destruction of evidence following a felony
How to use "hot pursuit" in a sentence
  1. The officer was in hot pursuit of the suspect, crossing into a residential zone without a pause.
  2. The destruction of evidence was prevented due to the officer's hot pursuit of the perpetrator.
  3. The hot pursuit exception permitted the detective to follow the suspect into his home.

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