No Fault Found in Salisbury Police Chase

Mar 21, 2013

Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan

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 that Police Chief Barbara Duncan says a separate internal investigation continuing.