• Seabrook, NH cops fired after video of assault


    SEABROOK, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com / AP) - Two Seabrook police officers caught on tape roughing up a suspect at police headquarters have been fired and two others have been punished.

    Officers Mark Richardson, who was seen slamming the suspect's head into a wall, and Adam Laurent, who pepper-sprayed the suspect, were fired. Richardson has also been charged with assault in connection with the Nov. 11, 2009, encounter at the Seabrook police station.

    In surveillance video, which went viral after being uploaded to YouTube this past January, Richardson is seen shoving then-19-year-old Michael Bergeron into a wall. Bergeron had been charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of drugs. Other officers said Bergeron was struggling and uncooperative when Richardson forced him into the wall.

    A third officer, Keith Dietenhofer, was suspended for two days and Lt. John Wasson was demoted to patrolman.

    The firings and punishments were a result of the police department's internal review, which was released Wednesday.

    In January, FOX Undercover conducted an investigation into the video. Click here to read that article.

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