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Dartmouth police say "knockout game" report is false

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By Alana Cerrone


Dartmouth Police have determined that reports of the "knockout game" spurred by a Facebook post were false.

On Monday, Police got information about a Facebook post detailing an incident of the "Knockout Game" the previous Friday on State Road in Dartmouth. It also claimed misconduct regarding Dartmouth officers.

In the "knockout game", thrill-seekers attack unsuspecting victims for pure amusement.

After investigation, Police Chief Timothy Lee concluded that there was in fact a disturbance and assault at the location but no "knockout game" nor misconduct from Police.

Both parties involved alleged unprovoked assaults by the other party and will be summonsed to court on cross complaints.

There were no reports nor visible signs of injury.

The investigation is still ongoing and additional charges may follow.

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