It took more than two minutes for two New Hampshire state police officers to bust out a man’s car window and drag him out as he was live streaming to Facebook Wednesday.
During that time, the cops refused to tell Jean Ronald Saint Preaux why they were trying to arrest him which is why he refused to step out of the car. After they finally dragged him out of his car by his dreadlocks and arrested him, they told him the tags on his car had been reported stolen.
Then they later told him that was not true so it was probably a lie to begin with in an attempt to justify the aggression.
They also charged the 34-year-old man with two counts of simple assault on a police officer, resisting arrest/detention and disobeying a police officer. All are misdemeanors. They also allowed him to bond out with only $40 but he had to pay $200 to get his car back from the impound. The video shows the cops assaulting him, not the other way around.
According to a Go Fund Me page raising money for his legal defense fund:
Saint Preaux says he was on his way back from the bank headed home when he was travelling down the road and a state trooper cruiser was heading in the opposite direction, he says he made eye contact with the trooper and seen them make a u-turn, he says he knew right away they were targeting him but he says he wasn’t sure why.
Saint Preaux says he pulled into a Albany Town Office parking lot where police pulled in behind him, he says police immediately demanded him out of the car and did not tell him the reason for said demand.
Saint Preaux says he had no idea why the police were demanding him out of the vehicle, repeatedly telling him he was under arrest.
Saint Preaux says the reason why he didn’t want to exit the vehicle is because he is a black man and he was scared for his life.
After having his window busted out of his vehicle and being ripped from his car and tasered a total of eight police officers arrived on scene at this point and Saint Preaux said he learned the reason for the stop was because his vehicle sticker was from out of state and the cars tag came back stolen.
Saint Preaux says police later told him the car was not stolen and said nothing about the out of state sticker.
Saint Preaux says they have kept his cellphone as evidence . Saint Preaux says he had to pay $200 to get his car out of impound.
The New Hampshire State Police has not yet publicly addressed the video. Watch it below.