Jan 12, 2015 2:31 PM

Hearing for fired Seabrook cop continues


SEABROOK - An arbitration hearing continued Monday afternoon for a fired Seabrook cop involved in a 2009 police brutality incident at the town's police station.

Former Officer Adam Laurent lost his job following an investigation of the brutality and the posting of a surveillance video on YouTube that captured the incident.

Laurent is now appealing the town's decision to fire him.

An independent arbitrator is hearing Laurent's appeal, and will make a decision at a later date on whether or not Laurent should be rehired.

The surveillance video was posted by the victim of the brutality, then 19-year-old Michael Bergeron Jr. of Seabrook. It has garnered more than 220,000 views on YouTube.

The town manager's office said the arbitration hearing had been ongoing since 10 a.m. on Monday.

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