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Police Dispatch Reveal Graphic Details From Salisbury Chase With Student

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SALISBURY, Md. - We have new information, on the police pursuit which resulted in the death of a Bennett High School freshman. Salisbury Police say they conducted a thorough internal investigation.

WMDT combed through the documents, and hours of 911 dispatch audio, as well, which paints a graphic picture on how the night unfolded.

"We had a police pursuit and the suspect's vehicle crashed into a pole and it may be a fatal," said Lt. Laura Dibbern.

It is one of the first police calls, made the night of March 7th when 15-year-old Jorgens Sydney was killed in a crash, during a chase with Salisbury Police.

"Was the chase legit?" asked the dispatcher. "They said he ran like four traffic lights. They think he was drunk, he was only going like 40 miles per hour in light traffic," said Lt. Dibbern.

During the chase a flippant comment was made by a dispatcher, to another officer.

"You're missing all the excitement," said one of the dispatchers.

At a press conference Wednesday morning, police say Sydney was stopped for driving erratically.

"They observed a lot of the clues that led them to believe this individual was substantially impaired," said Wicomico County State's Attorney Matt Maciarello.

Police say Corporal Richard Engel and Officer Timothy Robinson activated their lights and sirens, but Sydney didn't stop until he lost control, and it was too late.

"They took him out of here. I didn't feel any pulse he's not breathing his pupils are fixed and dilated," said an officer.

40 minutes later Sydney was pronounced dead.

"Fractured skull, broken femur and leg, possibly broken neck," said one of the officers, reporting from PRMC.

The report shows Sydney was driving a relative's car without a license or permit. Police found I.D's but apparently none were his.

As for the officers, police say all have returned to duty, and will not be prosecuted.

Officials say several witnesses have corroborated the officers' incident report. One of them happens to be a Wicomico County school teacher. He says he saw Sydney's vehicle hit the pole, and that officers were at least 50 to 100 yards behind. That allegedly helped police conclude that the officers didn't cause the teen's death.

Toxicology and an autopsy are reportedly still pending expected some time in the next few weeks.

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