A shocking video shows police officers in Seabrook, New Hampshire beating up aspiring rapper Mike “MJB” Bergeron.
The incident happened on November 11, 2009 after Bergeron was arrested for drunk driving, but the video footage was just posted on YouTube this Monday. Bergeron claims that in the video, Seabrook police officers can be seen slamming his face directly into a concrete wall. They then pepper spray him, even though he was already on the floor.
In just a few days, Bergeron’s video has received over 100,000 views.
The video’s description says, “charged with a dwi and tried explaining that I wasn’t drunk and they could be out catching actual criminals. then after being in the cell for a while waiing for a bail bonds man I was taken out and brought in the booking room to call for a ride. after calling a ride I was told I could take my phone that I called from and my wallet. as soon as I greabbed my wallet from the table he officer with the glasses came at me saying he never told me I could take my stuff and choked me against the wall then tried to grab the wallet from my pocket. once he got the wallet and my phone this is what happened. there was no lawsuit made due to the fact I found a lawyer and the lawyer took the tapes and disappeared for 2 years until I finally tracked him down and go it back but now I think its to late to do anything with it even though I have a permanent lump on the back of my head chipped teeth and brain injuries but talking to a lawyer soon well see what happens.”
According to the town of Seabrook, the officers in the video have all been placed on leave — it is unknown if they are being paid or not. The fate of the officers’ careers depends on the results of the town’s “comprehensive investigation into the incident.”
Seabrook Police Chief Lee Bitomske refused to comment on the incident.
Bergeron is likely to file a lawsuit against the police department due to the injuries he sustained as a result of the beating.