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Andrew is Of Counsel to Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley’s Litigation and Public Safety Practice Groups. As a former Deputy City Attorney of the City of Glendale, he has experience defending a full range of litigation matters. He currently devotes his practice to police liability, labor and employment, elections, rate-making litigation and other matters arising under Propositions 13, 218 and 26, land use and CEQA matters, and Public Record Request litigation. Andrew is a former Editor of the Litigation Chapter of the Municipal Law Handbook, the benchmark legal text for California municipal law practitioners.

It’s 2:00 a.m. A stolen van has been leading officers on a high-speed chase, weaving in and out of traffic, reaching speeds of 100 mph. The van turns onto a dead-end street. When it reaches the dead-end, it makes a multi-point turn, and accelerates toward the officers. Officers need not hesitate; need not give a