HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County sheriff’s deputy has been acquitted on a charge of assaulting a man outside a downtown Hagerstown bar.

A Washington County judge found 44-year-old Kevin White of Hagerstown not guilty Tuesday after a nearly 10-hour bench trial.

The 13-year-veteran of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was charged by Hagerstown police with punching Travis Grant in the face in December.

The Herald-Mail reports that Circuit Judge Daniel Dwyer said the evidence showed that Grant might have slipped on ice.

The Frederick News-Post reports that White was transferred to a non-law-enforcement position within the sheriff’s department after his arrest.

Defense attorney Patrick McAndrew says he’ll continue representing White in an internal affairs investigation.

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


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