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Richard Simone, Suspect Beaten By Police In N.H., Held Without Bail

Richard Simone of Worcester, Massachusetts, is pictured during an arraignment last week in Nashua, New Hampshire. A Massachusetts judge ordered him held without bail Wednesday. (Aram Boghosian/The Boston Globe via AP)
Richard Simone of Worcester, Massachusetts, is pictured during an arraignment last week in Nashua, New Hampshire. A Massachusetts judge ordered him held without bail Wednesday. (Aram Boghosian/The Boston Globe via AP)
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The Worcester man who led police on a high-speed chase and was beaten by police on live TV is being held without bail on a probation violation.

The judge also set a $50,000 bail for 50-year-old Richard Simone Jr. on charges for a previous incident where Simone is accused of not stopping for police.

That incident occurred three days before Simone is accused of leading police on a high speed chase from Massachusetts to Nashua, New Hampshire. Live videos of the arrest showed officers punching Simone as he appeared to surrender.

In court Wednesday, Simone's attorney, Laurel Singer, argued that he be released to take care of his resulting medical issues.

"A week later he is still suffering from significant vision issues, hearing impairment and what he's considering pressure in his head, your honor," Singer said.

Last week, both New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan and Gov. Charlie Baker called for an investigation. Two officers, one from Massachusetts and one from New Hampshire, have been placed on leave as authorities investigate the actions of the officers during Simone's arrest.

Simone is due back in court next month.

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