- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say four eastern Pennsylvania police officers involved in last week’s chase that ended in the death of a motorist have been placed on administrative leave.

Chief Larry Palmer told The (Easton) Express Times (https://bit.ly/1t9SzVk ) that details of three Palmer Township officers’ involvement won’t be released pending an investigation by state police. Easton authorities say a city officer involved is also on leave.

Authorities allege that 39-year-old Robert Scheuermann was driving the wrong way on a township road early Friday and led them on a 20-minute chase before crashing into a utility police in Easton, after which he reversed twice into a cruiser.

District Attorney John Morganelli said a township officer and an Easton officer then opened fire, him at least once, and Scheuermann also slashed his own neck.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, https://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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