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Mass. Trooper Indicted by Grand Jury for Assault on Suspect

Joseph Flynn is facing charges for the alleged use of force during the pursuit and arrest of Richard Simone

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    Police took a man into custody following a high-speed chase that began in Massachusetts and ended in New Hampshire on Wednesday afternoon. (Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016)

    A Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of assaulting a suspect during an arrest following a police chase has been indicted by a grand jury for two enhanced misdemeanor counts of simple assault.

    According to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, Joseph Flynn is facing charges for the alleged use of force during the pursuit and arrest of Richard Simone, 50, of Worcester, Massachusetts, on May 11, in Nashua, New Hampshire.

    Necn helicopter footage shows police repeatedly punching Simone after he got out of his truck and got down on his knees, after leading police on a very lengthy chase from Holden, Massachusetts to New Hampshire.

    Flynn's arraignment date is set for October 14.

    Andrew Monaco, a former New Hampshire State Police trooper also charged in the assault, pleaded guilty in August.

    His plea deal gave him a suspended sentence, sparing him jail time.

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