The trial for a former reserve Nashville police officer accused of two misdemeanors in a pursuit of a motorcycle that ended in a fatality has been delayed. Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that the new bench trial date for 25-year-old Leonard Burch, of Columbus, is set for June 29 in Bartholomew Superior Court 2.

Burch is accused of taking part in a high-speed chase of 18-year-old Xavier Scrogham, of Hope, last August. Scrogham later crashed and died.

The paper is reporting that Burch was charged with False Informing and Reckless Driving, both misdemeanors, and could spend up to 240 days in jail.

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