A video of police in Nashua punching a surrendering suspect after he was stopped in a high-speed chase is raising questions about excessive use of force by police.
New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster has launched an investigation to determine if the use of force was appropriate. In the video, the suspect is seen getting out of his pickup truck and dropping to his knees. As the officers close in, at least two can be seen punching the suspect. According to a Massachusetts State Police spokesman, they are also reviewing the video.
- "Nashua police ultimately took Simone into custody for booking, officials said. None of the officers were named, and it was not clear whether those who punched Simone were from the Nashua police, or if they were Massachusetts or New Hampshire state troopers. Officials did not say whether Simone was injured."
- "At about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Holden police officers attempted to stop a pickup truck operated by 50-year-old Richard Simone of Worcester, Massachusetts. Simone is known to police and is the subject of several warrants. He refused to stop for officers and a pursuit began, CBS Boston reported."
This segment aired on May 13, 2016.