UPDATE: High-speed chase suspect headed back to Mass., NH ACLU says force used 'significant'
NASHUA - A suspect who appeared on video to be surrendering to police in Nashua before officers use force on him is facing a fugitive-from-justice violation in New Hampshire and has agreed to be taken back to Massachusetts to face charges there
Richard Simone Jr., 28 of Worcester, Mass., was shackled at the waist and ankles as he faced a fugitive-from-justice violation in a Nashua court. He was wearing a Red Sox T-shirt and shorts.
He did not appear to show any bruises from the encounter with police, although his public defender made a reference to his "medical condition" and got approval for Simone to sit in court.
Simone faces warrants out of Worcester and Millbury, Massachusetts, on larceny and assault with a dangerous weapon.
News helicopter video of the pursuit Wednesday showed 50-year-old Richard Simone, of Worcester, Massachusetts, stepping slowly out of his truck in Nashua, New Hampshire, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rushed him.
The legal director of the ACLU in New Hampshire says the force used by police on a suspect who appeared to be surrendering following a pursuit was "significant."
Gilles Bissonnette says he expects "there will be a thorough independent investigation to determine whether the force used was reasonable and proportional."
Gov. Maggie Hassan has called for a full investigation.
The chase began when Simone refused to stop for police in Holden, Massachusetts.