Prince George’s County, Md. (WJZ) — A grand jury has indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer for first-degree assault.
Corporal Darryl Wormuth is also charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office after being accused of assaulting a teenager on October 20, 2020.READ MORE: 7 Shot, Including 4 Teenagers, In West Baltimore Friday Night
Fellow officers alerted their commanders after the incident where Wormuth allegedly assaulted a teenager after he was taken into custody.
Interim Prince George’s County Police Chief Hector Velez commented about the charges saying, “I support and commend the officers who stepped forward to report this incident. I encourage and expect all officers who witness any potential wrongdoing to do the same.”READ MORE: ‘We Want To Prevent This From Happening Again’ Witnesses Describe Deadly Collision Between Fire Truck And Dirt Bike Rider In Baltimore As Advocates Call For Solutions
Wormuth joined the Prince George’s County Police Department in 2007 and was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.
He is now suspended without pay.MORE NEWS: 'It's Ridiculous': Drivers React To Increase In Gas Prices