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Wed July 23, 2014
Two Seabrook Officers Fired After Police Brutality Investigation
Two Seabrook Police Officers were fired Wednesday in connection with the November 2009 assault of a man who had been taken into custody.
The incident took place four and a half years ago, but didn’t become public until earlier this year, when the assault victim, now 24 year old Mike Bergeron, posted a video of the incident on YouTube.
In the video, Officers Mark Richardson and Adam Laurent are seen shoving Bergeron, then 19, headfirst into a concrete wall.
Seabrook Town Manager William Manzi says the investigation was independent and fair.
While we’re not happy about what happened, I think the chief and the board and myself feel we’ve shown that this type of conduct will not be tolerated in the town of Seabrook.
A third officer who was present during the assault was suspended without pay for two days. Their supervisor, Lieutenant John Wasson, has been reduced in rank to patrolman.