BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes says city officers followed department rules during a car chase that ended in a fatal accident.
Gomes told The Enterprise of Brockton (http://bit.ly/Ta0DUC ) that officers followed the department’s pursuit policy while chasing 28-year-old Antwoin Moore on Oct. 12. Moore caused a multicar accident during the chase that killed 49-year-old Mary Anne Kotsiopoulos of Brockton.
A Plymouth County grand jury has indicted Moore on second-degree murder and other charges.
Gomes ordered an internal review of the chase and says it concluded officers followed policy step by step.
Police say Moore fled during a motor vehicle stop, striking a police cruiser and nearly hitting an officer. Police say they had stopped Moore as part of a drug investigation.
State police are investigating the crash.
Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com