A police officer who killed his ex-wife on a city street with bystanders watching also stalked the woman while on duty, according to a law-enforcement review of GPS data from his patrol car.
While police termed the behavior “stalking,” it was unclear how far back the alleged conduct went, or the lengths to which Neptune Township Sgt. Philip Seidle tracked Tamara Wilson-Seidle, his wife of almost 25 years and mother of their nine children. At the very least, the global-positioning system data showed that Seidle traveled up and down the cul-de-sac in Neptune, N.J., where Wilson-Seidle lived.
Seidle killed his ex-wife June 16, firing 12 shots from his .40-caliber Glock service weapon at her in front of the couple’s 7-year-old daughter and other onlookers, including Neptune and Asbury Park police. Both were 51 years old.
The revelation casts an even sharper light on how the Neptune Township Police Department handled Seidle, a 22-year veteran of the force, before the slaying.