Baltimore officer recorded punching a man quits force
The officer, who had been with Baltimore PD for more than a year, was suspended pending "active criminal investigation"
By Associated Press
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore police officer has resigned after he was recorded repeatedly punching a man.
Baltimore police tweeted late Sunday that interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle accepted the resignation of the officer, who had been suspended pending "active criminal investigation."
Tuggle said Saturday he was "deeply disturbed" by that day's video .
UPDATE:— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) August 13, 2018
The officer involved in yesterday’s incident is no longer with the BPD. Interim Commissioner Tuggle has accepted his resignation. The second officer remains on administrative duties. This remains an active criminal investigation.
Police didn't name the officer, but the Baltimore Sun reported that a lawyer for the man who was punched identified him as Arthur Williams.
Attorney Warren Brown says his client, 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier, was hospitalized Saturday and not charged with any crime after Williams used him as a "punching bag."
McGrier is contesting charges for allegedly assaulting that same officer in June. McGrier was hospitalized Saturday and not charged with any crime.