Flynn jury views part of pursuit route, arrest scene, hears opening statements

Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup A segment of a helicopter video showing police officers approaching pursuit suspect Richard Simone last May was played in court during Tuesday's first day of testimony in Flynn's assault trial.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Assistant Attorney General Susan Morell, a co-prosecutor in the assault trial of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn, delivers her opening statement to the jury on Tuesday.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup New Hampshire State Trooper xxxx Settemeyer views enlarged photos showing the scene of the arrest of pursuit suspect Richard Simone last year while under questioning by state Assistant Attorney General Susan Morell on the first day of Mass. State Trooper Joseph Flynn's assault trial.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Assistant Attorney General Alexander Scott delivers the prosecution's opening statement to the jury in Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn's assault trial on Tuesday. Judge Charles Temple listens from the bench, while Assistant Attorney General Susan Morell is in the foreground.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Prosecutors Alexander Scott and Susan Morell, left, and defense Attorneys Owen Graham, right, Ronald Caron, center and Mark Attorri, discuss an objection with Judge Charles Temple during Tuesday's opening day of testimony in the trial of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Lead defense Attorney Ronald Caron, one of three lawyers representing Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn, delivers his opening statement to the jury sitting on Flynn's assault trial in Hillsborough County Superior Court South. Judge Charles Temple listens in the background.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Assistant Attorney General Alexander Scott delivers the prosecution's opening statement to the jury in Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn's assault trial on Tuesday. Judge Charles Temple listens from the bench, while Assistant Attorney General Susan Morell is in the foreground.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Attorney Mark Attorri, a member of Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn's defense team, speaks with several of Flynn's supporters who attended the first day of his trial Tuesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court South.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn, second from right, arrives with his attorneys for the jury view of the scene where he and other officers arrested a pursuit suspect last year. From left are Attorneys Mark Attorri and Ronald Caron, Flynn, and Attorney Owen Graham.

NASHUA – While Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn and former New Hampshire State Trooper Andrew Monaco both were charged with assault for allegedly using excessive force in arresting a pursuit suspect last year, the circumstances of their respective actions were anything but similar, one of Flynn’s attorneys said Tuesday.

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