Trooper Robert Zink, of the Shaftsbury Barracks, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. His lawyer, David Sleigh, said they’ve been ready for a jury trial for months.
Christopher Campbell alleges three state troopers used excessive force when arresting him last February. Robert Zink, one of those troopers, has been charged with criminal assault for his conduct during the arrest.
Robert Zink, 39, pleaded not guilty during his video arraignment Monday to a charge of simple assault — allegedly striking a handcuffed man while trying to take him into custody.
Robert Zink, 39, of Arlington is scheduled to be in Bennington County Superior criminal court Monday for arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault, according to a release from state police.