She's a pro-criminal/anti-citizen elected official.
Such a broad restriction only hurts the PD and jeopardizes the welfare of the people in her town. Criminals love idiots like this mayor, and I would not be remotely surprised if she has some criminals in her cabinet (or closet) herself - providing ample motivation for such an insane policy. But in watching the video interview, it seemed a bit like she really doesn't have a flippin' clue about what her restriction actually entails. Then, her patronizing response to the reporter asking a legitimate question confirms her lack of understanding and any kind of professional bearing. She's a fool.
I'd be curious to watch the crime-rates in her town for the next few months, as scumbags discover how EASY it is to literally 'get away with' whatever they want - just by fleeing. And her "that won't happen in Wellford" comment is dangerous. Criminals watch stolen TVs. Any criminal with half a working brain will know Wellford is where to go hunting when the PD has been castrated.
Thankfully today she rescinded the order. She will now allow the officers to "run, tumble or climb trees". What's bad is her next step will be for a state office. Mayor today, State House tomorrow. We have out share too. Right up the road too!