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Officer Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Fatal Chase

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SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) _ An internal affairs investigation has cleared a Seymour police officer of wrongdoing in a car chase last year that ended with a fatal accident.

The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/16h67Aq ) that the investigation findings released Monday say Officer Anthony Renaldi didn’t violate policies or procedures when he pursued a car with three teenagers on the night of March 9, 2012.

The accident killed 15-year-old Brandon Giordano of Oxford, who was a passenger in the car driven by Eric Ramirez of Oxford.

Police say Ramirez drove at more than 90 mph and crashed into a building.

Police say Renaldi had tried to pull over Ramirez for illegal lighting on his car and ended the pursuit for safety reasons shortly before the crash.

Reckless driving and other charges remain pending against Ramirez.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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