NASHUA, N.H. – The Latest on a high-speed police pursuit from Massachusetts to New Hampshire caught on videotape that showed police appearing to pummel a suspect who looked to be surrendering (all times local):
The legal director of the ACLU in New Hampshire says the force used by police on a suspect who appeared to be surrendering following a pursuit was "significant."
Gilles Bissonnette says he expects "there will be a thorough independent investigation to determine whether the force used was reasonable and proportional."
News helicopter video of the pursuit Wednesday showed 50-year-old Richard Simone, of Worcester, Massachusetts, stepping slowly out of his truck in Nashua, New Hampshire, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rushed him.
Gov. Maggie Hassan has called for a full investigation.
The chase began when Simone refused to stop for police in Holden, Massachusetts. Simone was scheduled to be arraigned in Nashua on Thursday.
New Hampshire's governor is calling for a full investigation into the use of force by police after video surfaced of officers appearing to pummel a suspect who had led them on a high-speed chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire.
News helicopter video of the police pursuit Wednesday showed Richard Simone, of Worcester, Massachusetts, stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rushed him.
Massachusetts State Police were also involved in the pursuit and plan to review the apprehension of the 50-year-old Simone.
The pursuit lasted about an hour. It ended in Nashua, New Hampshire, about 50 miles northeast of where it began in Holden, Massachusetts.
Simone was taken into custody by Nashua police, who haven't returned phone calls seeking comment. Simone couldn't be for comment while in custody.