Under Vehicle Code 17004.7, a governmental entity is entitled to immunity from liability for accidents caused by vehicular pursuits by law enforcement officers so long as the governmental entity has promulgated a suitable written vehicle pursuit policy and requires annual training and annual certification by all law enforcement officers in the jurisdiction that they have received, read, and understood the policy. The governmental entity is entitled to immunity if its policy requires all officers to certify in writing their understanding of the policy, but it is not necessary for the entity to show that 100% of its officers actually signed the required certifications. To the extent, it held otherwise, Morgan v. Beaumont Police Dept. (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 144 is disapproved.
California Supreme Court (Chin, J.); August 13, 2018; 2018 Cal. LEXIS 5750