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"El Monte police Chief Tom Armstrong declined to name the involved officers and said he is reserving judgement on the incident until an investigation is complete.
"I will not say it's right or wrong until I see all the facts," Armstrong said. "We take issues like this seriously, but we will not pillory this officer without all the facts."
El Monte police Lt. Chuck Carlson said his department immediately opened an internal affairs investigation into the pursuit.
"Because of the concern, we've called internal affairs already," Carlson said. "They've started an investigation to see whether there was any misconduct on the part of the officer."
Officials will determine in the coming days what, if any, administrative action the department will levy, Armstrong said.
"I expect (the officer) to be on duty tomorrow," Armstrong said Wednesday, "but again, we're still collecting information."