Seabrook man at center of alleged police brutality case sentenced in burglary
A judge told Michael Bergeron, 23, on Monday that his attempts last Aug. 13 to gain entry into the townhouses at Dunvegan Woods, a 110-unit complex in Hampton, were among the most brazen he had seen.
Assistant County Attorney Karen Springer argued that Bergeron should serve a 1½- to 4-year prison term, saying that his attempt to break into the townhouses has shaken many who live in the complex.
“All the people who testified in this case were affected by it,” Springer said.
Defense lawyer Tom Gleason asked Delker to impose a 12-month suspended jail sentence on Bergeron. Gleason said his client had been accepted into a residential drug-treatment program in Portland, Maine, that would make him adhere to strict guidelines while he worked at a day job.
“He maintains that he did not commit any crime,” Gleason said.
Delker ordered Bergeron to undergo any drug and alcohol treatment and counseling recommended by corrections officials.
Bergeron set off an investigation into the Seabrook police department after the posting of a YouTube video showing that he allegedly had his head slammed against a wall on Nov. 11, 2009 while in custody at the police station.