Chief: cops obeyed chase rules before fatal crash

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Maryanne Kotsiopoulos

BROCKTON (AP) - Brockton Police Chief Emanuel Gomes says cityofficers followed department rules during a car chase that ended in a fatalaccident.

Gomes told The Enterprise of Brockton that officers followed the department's pursuit policy while chasing28-year-old Antwoin Moore on Oct. 12. Moore caused a multicar accident duringthe chase that killed 49-year-old Mary Anne Kotsiopoulos of Brockton.

A Plymouth County grand jury has indicted Moore on second-degree murder andother charges.

Gomes ordered an internal review of the chase and says it concluded officersfollowed policy step by step.

Police say Moore fled during a motor vehicle stop, striking a police cruiserand nearly hitting an officer. Police say they had stopped Moore as part of adrug investigation.

State police are investigating the crash.

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