BALTIMORE (WJZ)— For the second time this week, a Baltimore police officer has been charged with assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Terrell Carter was charged Thursday in a criminal information with second degree assault and misconduct in office.

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Police say on Jan. 1, the victim got into a verbal dispute with Officer Carter while in a holding cell in the Southwestern District. Carter is accused of using a key to enter the holding cell and punch the victim.

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This comes one day after Officer Vincent Cosom was charged with assault for the seemingly unprovoked beating of Kollin Truss and perjury for allegedly lying on a police report, saying Truss had attacked him first. Video of the beating outraged city leaders.

The investigation was conducted jointly by the Baltimore Police Department and the State’s Attorney’s Office. A criminal information is not a finding of guilt. A person is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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