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Police in fatal chase won't face criminal charges

Thursday - 3/21/2013, 12:39am  ET

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- The Wicomico County State's Attorney says three Salisbury police officers involved in a car chase that ended with the death of a 15-year-old driver won't face criminal charges.

Matt Maciarello said Wednesday said an investigation into the March 7 provided no basis for charges of manslaughter by vehicle or reckless driving.

He said he decided the officers were "prudent and professional."

Police say the 15-year-old failed to obey officers' signal to stop and authorities pursued him. The car hit a mailbox and a pole. The boy died at a local hospital.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports (http://bit.ly/YH8oAs) that Police Chief Barbara Duncan says a separate internal investigation continuing.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/


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