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Wallingford Police Officer Knocks Out The Suspect With One Punch

Wallingford, Connecticut — Dashcam video is released after Wallingford Police Officer Joseph Smith was suspended for reportedly punching a handcuffed suspect in the head and knocking him unconscious. The suspect, 26-year-old Gary Joseph King, was reportedly resisting officers’ efforts to gain control of him during an arrest for a domestic violence incident on June 14, 2018. The state Judicial Department website lists a June 14 arrest of Gary Joseph King, in which he pleaded guilty to assaulting an public safety officer, EMT, transit officer or health officer. King pleaded not guilty to use of drug paraphernalia, interfering with an officer or resisting arrest and to second-degree breach of peace, all misdemeanors. He is expected back in Superior court in Meriden on December 17th.

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