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Baltimore Police Officer Dies Weeks After Crash Involving Scooter

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A Baltimore City police officer dies weeks after a serious crash involving a scooter.

The Baltimore City FOP confirms Officer Craig Chandler succumbed to his injuries on Friday, Jan 9.

Chandler and two other officers gave chase to a pair riding a scooter on Nov. 23 in Northwest Baltimore.

Police say an officer noticed a group of people in an alley standing near dirt bikes. The group quickly took off. One man running on foot hopped on the back of the scooter.

Authorities say a sergeant told the officers to stop chasing, but instead they continued their pursuit.

Seconds later, their patrol car crashed into a telephone pole in the 2200-block of Kirk Avenue.

READ: Police Chase Ends In Crash; Officer In Critical Condition

The man who was driving the scooter and the two other officers were injured.

Police say they don't know why the officers disobeyed that order to stop.

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