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Authorities announced on Tuesday, a former Baltimore police officer has been indicted on an assult charge after a viral video showed him repeatedly punching a man. The grand jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first-degree assult, second-degree assult and misconduct in office, authorities also stated.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Arthur’s arrest. In the video that went viral, the officer repeatedly hits Dashawn McGrier in the head and body. The officer continued to throw punches as he tackles Dashawn to the sidewalk, pinning him to the ground. The officer was suspended and he decided to hand in his resignation.
According to CBS News, “In a statement, Interim Baltimore Police Commisoner Gary Tuttle said he was “deeply disturbed by the video.” he said, “officers have a responsibility and duty to control their emotions in the most stressful of situation.””
In previous years, the Baltimore Police Department has faced a number of allegations of police brutality and frabricating evidence.
Source: CBS News
Written By: Fantasia Harvey