Helicopter video shows police beating driver after high-speed pursuit


Footage of a high-speed police pursuit in the US shows a driver stepping slowly out of his truck, kneeling and putting his hands on the ground before several officers rush to start beating him.

The driver was taken into custody by local police, but Massachusetts state police, who were involved in the pursuit, said they will review whether the force used was appropriate.

Warning: the following video contains violent scenes.

The chase started when Richard Simone, of Worcester, Massachusetts, refused to stop for local police in Holden, according to Massachusetts state police.

The car went through several towns at speeds of up to 100mph, and the chase ended in a residential area in Nashua, New Hampshire - about 50 miles north-east of where it began.

Simone was wanted on multiple warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny (the unlawful taking of another person's property) and failure to stop for police, they said.