State Troopers Caught on Video Punching Suspect Are Charged With Assault

Time – by Melissa Chan

Two state troopers who were captured on video repeatedly punching a suspect as he slowly exited his vehicle following a long police chase in New Hampshire have been arrested and charged with assault, officials said Tuesday.

Massachusetts State Police Trooper Joseph Flynn, 32, and New Hampshire State Police Trooper Andrew Monaco, 31, face criminal charges stemming from their use of force in an arrest in May, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said in a news release.  

The two officers can be seen in aerial footage allegedly beating 50-year-old Richard Simone, Jr. immediately after the driver who led them on a multi-state pursuit gets out of his white pickup truck and slowly gets on his hands and knees.

Flynn was charged with two counts of simple assault and Monaco was charged with three counts of simple assault, Foster said. They were released on personal recognizance and are set to be arraigned in September. Both have been suspended without pay, according to the Washington Post.

The police chase began in Massachusetts when authorities tried to stop a truck being driven by Simone, the Post reports.

http://time.com/4413692/state-troopers-charged-punch-suspect/

4 thoughts on “State Troopers Caught on Video Punching Suspect Are Charged With Assault

  1. How much you want to bet they dont lose their right to bear arms

    As any of the other citizens of this country would

    any way to follow this to prove it out?

    1. They’ve only been charged with simple assault. That’s a misdemeanor, so even if convicted, they won’t lose their right to have arms.

      My money says they won’t even be convicted. But if they are, then the sentence will likely be probation. The System mollycoddles its enforcers to maintain their loyalty.

  2. love how its alright for the police to beat citizens like this , and they wonder why people don’t trust them

  3. “The two officers can be seen in aerial footage allegedly beating 50-year-old Richard Simone, Jr….”

    It goes beyond ‘alleged’ if it can be SEEN.

    “Flynn was charged with two counts of simple assault and Monaco was charged with three counts of simple assault, Foster said.”

    Had that happened to a pig, ANY pig, it would have been ATTEMPTED MURDER charges, at the very least.

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