Baltimore Police Officer Who Attacked Man In Viral Video Charged With Assault, Warrant Issued
Arthur Williams, the former Baltimore police officer who brutally beat a man in a viral video has been indicted and arrested.
The Baltimore police officer who brutally beat a man in a viral video has been indicted.
A Grand Jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first and second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he turned himself in on Tuesday evening.
Williams was initially suspended with pay after the incident. The news of his charges comes one day after he resigned from the force.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictment on Tuesday saying the charges “fits this alleged crime” and requires proof that Williams “intended to cause serious physical injury in the commission of the assault.”
The victim, 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier, suffered a fractured jaw and ribs, swelling around his eye and ringing in his ears as a result of the assault.
His attorney Warren Brown is seeking restitution payments from the city for his client.
Read more on this story at the Baltimore Sun.
Charges are good. A conviction is better.