THPD investigates allegation of improper officer conduct following Sunday pursuit

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Police Department is investigating an allegation of improper conduct following a pursuit Sunday morning that ended in Lewis, Ind.

Shawn Keen, Chief of Police, Terre Haute Police Department, issued the following statement:

“I have been made aware of an allegation of improper conduct regarding three officers of the Terre Haute Police Department following the pursuit Sunday morning that ended in Lewis, Indiana. Pursuant to policy and practices regarding such allegations, the three officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Also pursuant to policy, I spoke with the Vigo County Prosecutor’s Office and requested an impartial investigation by an outside agency. After consultation with the prosecutor’s office, I must refer any further questions regarding the investigation to their office.”

Chance Kernstein was charged Sunday with criminal recklessness, false reporting, resisting law enforcement, intimidation, pointing a firearm, reckless driving, possession of methamphemine and violating a home detention order. These charges followed a pursuit by police that ended in Lewis.

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