Newly-elected GOP state rep arrested for assaulting police officer
Michael F. Maloney is a newly-elected New Hampshire state rep.
According to The Laconia Daily Sun, the incident occurred while Maloney was attending a Dropkick Murphys concert in September.
Police in Gilford said that a Meadowbrook security officer approached Murphy and his group over complaints that they were being rowdy outside the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.
Gilford Police Information Officer Lt. Kris Kelley said that Lt. James Leach and Northfield Patrol Officer Aaron Chappel responded to the call. According to Kelley, Maloney refused to stop yelling loudly and his entire group was asked to leave.
Someone in Maloney’s group called 9-1-1 because they wanted the state police to respond to the call instead of local police, Kelley said.
Maloney was accused of putting his hands in his pockets and then chest bumping one of the uniformed officers. Maloney was charged with misdemeanor assault of a police officer and released on personal recognizance bail.