Video shows New Hampshire police beating and macing man after traffic stop
- uploaded: Jan 9, 2014
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Three officers from the Seabrook Police Department in the state of New Hampshire have been placed on paid administrative leave after surveillance camera footage from a violent 2009 encounter made its way to YouTube this week. The internet video uploaded on Monday depicts cops from the small New England town slamming a local man face-first into a cinderblock wall as they attempt to move him down the corridor of a jail facility. A surveillance camera near the scene of the incident also caught one officer discharging his pepper-spray at the man while he is on the ground and just barely out of sight. Michael Bergeron of Seabrook, NH posted the video to YouTube earlier this week, and writes in the accompanying description that he was the man maced by the police. According to Berg, the footage of November 2009 incident was uncovered by attorney he hired two years ago after the altercation but ultimately "disappeared" until recently. Bergeron writes on YouTube that he was in police custody at the time of the incident after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.