July 10, 2019 admin

By: Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. — A Maryland police officer seen on video kneeing a handcuffed man’s head into the sidewalk during an arrest was charged Tuesday with assault.

Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Joseph Moris is due in court Aug. 2 to face one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office in the July 3 arrest of Arnaldo Andres Pesoa, 19, of Silver Spring.

Moris, 31, has been placed on paid administrative leave. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Full story: https://www.policeone.com/use-of-force/articles/484372006-Md-LEO-charged-with-assault-in-videotaped-arrest/

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