Prosecutor to review officers in Tamara Seidle shooting

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is taking over an internal affairs investigation into the Asbury Park and Neptune police departments.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office will investigate the police conduct during Tamara Seidle murder investigation.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office will investigate the police conduct during Tamara Seidle murder investigation. (6/24/15)

MONMOUTH COUNTY - The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office is taking over an internal affairs investigation into the Asbury Park and Neptune police departments.

According to a statement by Acting Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, the investigation will conduct a "review and evaluation of the performance of the responding officers to last week's tragic shooting by off-duty Neptune Police Officer Philip Seidle."

Seidle is accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife Tamara Seidle after he allegedly chased her several miles in his car.  After the shooting, Seidle allegedly held the gun to his own head, which led to a 30-minute standoff with responding police. The whole incident unfolded in front of the couple's 7-year-old daughter.

Responding officers supposedly knew Seidle and did not resort to deadly force to stop him, a decision many witnesses on scene criticized.

The review by the Monmouth County prosecutor will look into whether the officers on scene followed proper protocol.

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