Dec 9, 2014 4:43 PM

Trial begins for Farmington police officers charged with assault

DOVER - The trial is underway for two Farmington police officers charged with simple assault. Sgt. Michael McNeil and Officer Gregory Gough have been on unpaid leave since they were indicted back in February.

The pair is accused of using excessive force during the arrest of Randy Gray of Milton in June 2013. The incident was caught on a body camera worn by another officer. Gray was in cuffs when McNeil grabbed his neck. Prosecutors call it excessive and unnecessary.

Gough is accused of grabbing Gray and spinning his body around. His attorney says his actions were minimal.

The trial will resume Wednesday in Strafford County Superior Court.


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