MPD Chief Critical of Police Pursuit

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The chief of the Murfreesboro Police Department calls into question the actions that led to the pursuit and subsequent fatal crash that took the life of a 28-year old woman on South Church Street.

Chief Karl Durr sent a letter to the Murfreesboro City Council and Mayor Shane McFarland. He stated there's a "need to protect the public and police from unnecessary risks created by indiscriminate high speed chases."

Councilman Bill Shacklett tells NewsChannel 5 he believes something needed to be said...

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The chase did not include Murfreesboro Police. The letter has been forward to state lawmakers. For more on the story from NewsChannel 5, we have a link at WGNSRadio.com, keyword Durr.

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Jessica Campos was killed in the crash. Her seven month old daughter and a Bradyville woman were injured.

Garieon Simmons of Dechard is in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center facing charges of vehicular homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest, violation of probation, and being a habitual motor vehicle offender as a result of the police pursuit and crash.

LINK TO NEWSCHANNEL 5 STORY

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