BOSTON (CBS) — More than 100 police chiefs from all over the state were at the Statehouse Wednesday to show their support for a bill that would allow them to cross city and town lines if they suspect illegal activity.

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Right now, the law states that an officer has specific limits when it comes to pursuing a suspect over a city or state line.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

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Any evidence seized after the officer crosses the lines, would even be inadmissible in court.

That, says many members of the law enforcement community, is a big problem.

Now, a bill is being discussed on Beacon Hill to change that law.

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The new bill would give departments the authority to stop a motorist for a violation they observed within their jurisdiction, even if the motorist crosses into an adjoining jurisdiction before the vehicle comes to a stop.