Two Cops Arrested After Savagely Beating a 50-yo Man On Video


Update: August 25, 2016

NASHUA, New Hampshire (CBS) — A New Hampshire State Trooper pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting a man accused of leading police on a chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in May.

Former Trooper Andrew Monaco was given no jail time in exchange for pleading guilty to three counts of simple assault for hitting Richard Simone after he surrendered to police.

Simone, 50, of Worcester was arrested after leading police on a one-hour chase from Holden, Massachusetts to Nashua, New Hampshire.

When Simone got out of his pickup truck after the pursuit, he appeared to kneel and put his hands on the ground when two officers–later identified as Monaco and Massachusetts State Police Trooper Joseph Flynn–began punching and kneeing him, despite his apparent cooperation.

“Individuals who surrendered peacefully to law enforcement should never, ever be in fear of physical assault, regardless of the reasons for their arrest,” New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said Thursday.

Prosecutors said other troopers were ready to testify against Monaco if he had not pleaded guilty, and that video evidence from TV news helicopters was overwhelming.

Claire Bernish | The Free Thought Project


Two state troopers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire have finally been arrested after they brutally and needlessly beat a surrendering 50-year-old man following a car chase in May.

As news crews filmed from helicopters hovering above, Richard Simone exited his truck, kneeled, and lay prone on his stomach on the asphalt — but several officers rushed the man and initiated a savage attack in what appeared to be retaliation for having led them on an hour-long pursuit through the two states.

Now, as New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster announced Tuesday, Joseph Flynn of the Massachusetts State Police and Andrew Monaco of the New Hampshire State Police have been arrested and charged with several counts of simple assault for excessive use of force.

Flynn was charged with two counts of simple assault, while Monaco received three simple assault charges. But, as Foster’s office advised, the Washington Post paraphrased, “because the two troopers were on-duty law enforcement officers during the incident, their charges could see an enhanced penalty.”

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  • Excalibur

    As it should be. Suspended with no pay.

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