Israel T. Moore "used his right leg to deliver two strikes to the upper torso of a motorist who led troopers on a vehicle pursuit on the evening of Feb. 13" according to a criminal complaint filed by internal affairs.
Another trooper was handcuffing the motorist at the time of the alleged attack, PSP IA says.
Moore was working in Troop H, Chambersburg when he started chasing the driver, which ended in a grass field near the intersection of High Street and Lincoln Way in Franklin Township, Adams County, authorities say.
"Mobile Video/Audio Recording (MVR) footage from the patrol vehicles of both troopers captured the physical strikes," the complaint states.
Moore is charged with a second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault and is suspended without pay pending resolution of the case, according to state police.
Moore enlisted in the PSP in February 2019 and graduated with the 156th Cadet Class, police say.
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