NH officers on leave after '09 video goes viral

An officer appears to shove the suspect against a wall

By PoliceOne Staff

SEABROOK, N.H. — Three officers are on paid leave following the release of a 2009 video depicting police struggling with a teenage drunk driving suspect. 

In the video, an officer appears to shove the suspect against a wall as officers escort him down a hallway.

CBS Boston reports that the incident was posted online by the subject at the center of the video, 19-year-old Michael Bergeron, Jr. Bergeron had been arrested for drunk driving and drug possession.

According to the Boston Herald, Bergeron has a lengthy arrest record.

Town officials insist they had never heard of or seen the incident before the video was posted.

“In response to the video in question, the Town of Seabrook will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the incident, which will focus on adherence to established Seabrook Police Department protocols and procedures,” said Town Manager William M. Manzi in a statement.

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