Police Chase

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Four New Orleans police officers have been fired and two suspended for an unauthorized chase just before a deadly car crash and fire at a beauty salon.

Police Chief Shaun Ferguson announced the moves Wednesday at a news conference.

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Authorities say a man accused of stealing in Louisiana led police on a chase into Mississippi under the mistaken impression that officers couldn't follow him there.

In a news release, Slidell police say officers were investigating a shoplifting call Tuesday when they approached 51-year-old Robert Myers, who was sitting in his vehicle.

Police say Myers started driving away when officers asked him to get out of the car. He's accused of dragging one officer a short distance and nearly running over another. Neither was hurt.

A police officer and a driver have been taken to a hospital after a wreck during a police chase in Louisiana. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. told news outlets the wreck happened around 10 a.m. Sunday while officers were chasing a juvenile in a suspected stolen vehicle.

Coppola said preliminary information shows the officer was assisting the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office in stopping a reported stolen vehicle when the Baton Rouge officer was involved in a crash.

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 A Louisiana man accused of stealing a car last month has been arrested after leading police on a chase. 

 The Advocate reports that Baton Rouge police responded to reports of a disturbance and spotted a pickup truck speeding away Saturday. Authorities say the vehicle failed to stop and the driver, later identified as 23-year-old Chancellar Williams, fled on foot.

 An arrest report says the truck was reported stolen, and that authorities later found several items, including a marijuana cigar, while searching the vehicle.