New Hampshire, Massachusetts (DailyHaze) – A high-speed chase that ended with police abuse was caught on camera by FOX25 in New Hampshire, Massachusetts. Shockingly, as soon as the police abuse started FOX25 had their camera operator from the helicopter zoom out, stating the officers were “incorporating the arrest right here.”
50-year-old Richard Simone of Worcester was the man behind the pursuit. FOX25 reported that Simone was taken into custody after a “physical confrontation.” A bit of an understatement when you see the footage they did get before trying to cover it up.
Simone was running due to warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny, and failure to stop for police.
Despite the attempt of covering up the officers behavior, the public apparently still saw it and reacted accordingly. The Massachusetts State Police told FOX25 that they would “review the apprehension of the suspect, to determine whether the level of force deployed during the arrest was appropriate.”
Simone will now be facing the warrants, along with new charges resulting from the chase. After Simone had been attacked, he was said to have gone to the hospital for minor injuries.
New Hampshire District Attorney’s office told FOX25 that no officers have been named who were throwing punches at Simone. It will depend on what happens in the investigation on if proper force was applied to the situation.
You can clearly see at least three officers punching Simone throughout the video. The very first officer even pulls back to ensure that he gets a good swing on the surrendering suspect. From that point, a second officer begins hitting him as well. As other officers swarm him, FOX25 decided to zoom out, despite this clearly being something that needed media attention. Still, even with the camera zoomed out it is clear at least a third officer was attacking Simone as well.
While FOX25 may have dropped the ball, WCVB ran an article titled, “Police get physical with suspect after chase through several Mass. towns ends in N.H..” Numerous neighbors witnessed what many were describing as a pummeling, claiming Simone had clearly surrendered at the point of his attack.
People were quick to call out FOX25 for trying to protect the police on media outlet’s Facebook page. This is the disturbing reality in which we live. Our mainstream media has stopped reporting the truth and started reporting what they are told.
This report prepared by Meko Haze for DailyHaze.com