Cop Charged With Assault After Video Shows Him Slamming Suspects Head Into Pavement

A Maryland police officer who was caught on video violently forcing a teenagers head into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest has been charged with assault, the states attorneys office said on Tuesday. Officer Kevin Moris, 31, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office for allegedly assaulting 19-year-old Arlando Pesoa during an arrest outside a McDonalds on July 3, Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy said at a Tuesday press conference. The incident, said in a statement last week. Officers eventually removed Pesoa from the restaurant. While outside the restaurant, Pesoa continued to act in a disorderly manner and resist arrest. In the video, Moris can be seen leaning over Pesoa, whose arms are lifted, and using his …

North Carolina Cop Unleashed Dog, Beat Unarmed Black Man: Prosecutors

A North Carolina cop on trial for brutally beating an unarmed black man who was having a mental episode last April unleashed his K-9 to attack even though he was surrounded by other officers, prosecutors revealed in court Wednesday. The long-awaited assault trial against Wake County Sheriff's Deputy Cameron Broadwell began Wednesday for his involvement in the April 3, 2018 arrest of 30-year-old Kyron Hinton. Prosecutors alleged that Broadwell used excessive force to subdue Hinton after four witnesses called to report him waving his arms and yelling to himself in the middle of a Raleigh highway. Hinton died in February, one day after receiving an $83,000 settlement from Wake County. Prosecutors said his death was unrelated to his 2018 attack. …