CHAMBERSBURG – The Pennsylvania State Police announced a state trooper, Israel T. Moore, is accused of assaulting a motorist during an arrest earlier this year. Moore is charged with a second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault; he is suspended without pay.
The criminal complaint filed by the PSP Internal Affairs Division alleges that Israel T. Moore used his right leg to deliver two strikes to the upper torso of a motorist following a vehicle pursuit on 13 February 2022. Another trooper was handcuffing the motorist at the time.
Moore was assigned to Troop H, Chambersburg when he initiated the pursuit, which ended near the intersection of High Street and Lincoln Way, Franklin Township.
According to the complaint footage from the patrol vehicles of both troopers captured the physical strikes.