State trooper suspended and charged with assault

Police have not yet released the footage of the incident or identified the motorist who was attacked by Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Trooper Israel Moore.

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Recorded on dash cam video repeatedly kicking a handcuffed motorist, a Pennsylvania state trooper has been suspended and charged with assault.

On the evening of February 13, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Trooper Israel Moore attempted to pull over a motorist who led troopers on a vehicle pursuit. According to a PSP press release, the pursuit ended in a grass field in Franklin Township.

Dash cam footage from both patrol vehicles recorded Trooper Moore kicking the motorist’s chest at least twice, while another trooper was handcuffing the motorist. On Tuesday, the PSP announced that Moore has been charged with a second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault.

Moore enlisted in the PSP in February 2019. He was suspended without pay pending resolution of the case.

Police have not yet released the footage of the incident or identified the motorist who was attacked by Moore.

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Andrew Emett is a staff writer for NationofChange. Andrew is a Los Angeles-based reporter exposing political and corporate corruption. His interests include national security, corporate abuse, and holding government officials accountable. Andrew’s work has appeared on Raw Story, Alternet, and many other sites. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewEmett and on Facebook at Andrew Emett.

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