Sergeant & Officer Charged With 2nd-Degree Assault, Accused Of Beating Man In Custody

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Baltimore City sergeant and officer are charged with second-degree assault for allegedly beating  a suspect while in police custody in October 2011.

Sergeant Marinos N. Gialamas and Officer Anthony Williams allegedly assaulted the man on Oct. 27, 2011 in an East Baltimore home after he attempted to flee from officers who observed him engaged in suspected drug activity.

The State’s Attorney’s Office also charged Gialamas, 40, with three counts of misconduct and Williams, 37, with a single count of obstructing and hindering an investigation.

The State’s Attorney’s Office brought the charges Thursday.

“As always, we stand committed to investigating claims of police misconduct and, when appropriate, prosecuting officers who violate the law,” State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts emphasized the department’s commitment to upholding the highest levels of professional integrity and public trust.

“Any activity that undermines the integrity of the Baltimore Police Department simply won’t be tolerated,” Batts said. “Our continued commitment to the people of Baltimore is that all allegations of misconduct and corruption among the ranks of the Baltimore Police Department will be vigorously investigated.”

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