(Asheville Citizen-Times) The Montford Neighborhood Association originally invited city police Chief William Anderson to its meeting this month to give residents an opportunity to meet him, an opportunity for both parties to get face time with each other. That plan was developed before the events of March 27, when a drug bust turned into a high-speed getaway through the community. Given that development, Anderson took the opportunity to address the incident Tuesday night. Anderson, who was sworn into his position March 1, said he wanted to stress a few points about what happened, including the following: • Police did not dictate the time or location of the drug delivery. • Police did not engage in a pursuit as defined by their policy. • Residents may have thought it was a chase, but officers were rushing to the scene because of scanner traffic, which reported a wreck and police vehicle being rammed with officers inside.
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