NASHUA, N.H (WHDH) - Former New Hampshire State Police trooper Andrew Monaco is expected to enter a guilty plea to three counts of simple assault in connection with his use of force in a May 11 police chase and arrest of Richard Simone in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Monaco is due in court on Thursday.
Monaco and a State Police trooper from Massachusetts were both charged in connection with the arrest, which was filmed by news helicopters at the end of the chase.
Joseph Flynn, 32, of the Massachusetts State Police was charged with two counts of simple assault.
Under New Hampshire law, because Monaco and Flynn were on-duty law enforcement officers at the time, each charge is subject to an enhanced penalty of up to five years, the attorney general said.
Both were suspended.
Authorities say Simone refused to stop for police in Holden, Massachusetts, leading them on an hourlong chase with speeds up to 100 mph that ended in Nashua. Video shows Simone stepping out of his pickup truck, kneeling and placing his hands on the ground before being beaten.
Simone, who was wanted on multiple warrants, was sent back to jail after being arraigned in Worcester on charges including larceny, failure to stop for police and assault with a dangerous weapon.
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