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Officer Acquitted Of Assaulting 13-Year-Old

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(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George’s County police officer accused of attacking a 13-year-old boy during a foot chase has been acquitted of all charges.

A judge acquitted Cpl. Rickie Adey on Thursday.

Prosecutors had alleged that on Aug. 4, 2011, Adey was called to Capitol Heights for the sound of gunshots and found a group of people running away.

Prosecutors claimed that Adey confronted a 13-year-old who was trying to climb over a fence. The officer was accused of pulling the teen down and punching him.

Adey has been assigned to administrative during since his indictment.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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