BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A former Baltimore Police Department officer seen on video punching a man repeatedly has been indicted on assault charges.

The officer turned himself in to police earlier Tuesday. He has been taken to the Central Booking Intake Facility for processing, according to T.J. Smith, chief spokesman for Baltimore Police Department.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday that the officer, who has been identified as Arthur Williams by attorney Warren Brown, has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, as well as misconduct in office.

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In a video that went viral on social media, the police officer can be seen punching the man, identified as Dashawn McGrier, several times before taking him into custody.

McGrier received medical treatment for his injuries. Brown said his client suffered a fractured jaw and fractured ribs.

The second officer involved has been placed on administrative duties and is not facing charges.

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Comments (5)
  1. It would be nice if the hoodrats would be charged at the same speed! SMH at the police witch hunts! Violent hoodrats walk the streets for weeks and months til the bias grandjury gets off their butts to charge them! HOODRATS have more rights then honest hard working victims of Baltimore city, says alot! Mosby is an media monger!

    1. David Loriston says:

      I too, Back the Blue, regardless of their infringements on freedom. Pigs enforce unconstitutional laws, including gun control, warrantless searches, and civil asset forfeiture. Keep licking those boots, statist cuck boi