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>> This video of a man getting out of a truck after a high speed chase. Dropping to his knees and stomach before he's punched by police officers, prompting outrage and now an investigation. New Hampshire state police Thursday, calling the images disturbing and relieving two state troopers from Massachusetts and New Hampshire of their duties during the pro.
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Reiter's Scott Malone.>> Police said they first tried to stop Richard Simone who is wanted on a number of outstanding warrants in Holden, Massachusetts, in the central part of the state. Holden drove off and led officers on a long chase that exceeded at times, 100 miles an hour crossed into New Hampshire, and he was eventually apprehended in the city of Nashua, in the southern part of the state.
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>> The use of excessive force by law enforcement caught on video has become the focus of a national debate particularly in light of the high profile incidence with African Americans facing excessive force from mainly white officers. Earlier this week FBI director James Comey suggested, that fear by officers of video going viral was behind less aggressive policing, which he linked to a spike in violence in many American cities.