Hassan Calls for Investigation Into Force Used During Police Pursuit Arrest

May 12, 2016


A screen capture from video showing the end of a police chase in Nashua.

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.