NH State Rep Arrested for Assaulting Cop at Dropkick Murphy’s Concert

The Republican had just been elected to his first term.

A newly elected Republican state rep in New Hampshire is shipping up to the 4th Circuit Court, after he was accused of assaulting a police officer at a Dropkick Murphys concert.

Michael F. Maloney, 51, of Gilmanton, was arrested at the band’s September 17 show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford. He and several others were acting rowdy outside one of the gates, and refused to settle down when approached by a security guard, police say.

When an officer in uniform responded, Maloney allegedly stuck his hands in his pockets, approached the officer, and chest-bumped him, the Laconia Daily Sun reports.

Maloney was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but a judge granted his attorney’s request for a 45 to 60-day extension to assemble witnesses, including one currently serving active military duty.

Maloney and fellow Republican Peter Varney, an incumbent, defeated Democratic candidates Elizabeth Abbott and Hammond Brown in a 2016 contest that saw all 400 seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives up for grabs. The Daily Sun tried contacting Maloney for more information about his campaign prior to Election Day, but was unable to reach him.