Montgomery County Police Officer Criminally Charged

(Montgomery County, MD) — A Montgomery County police officer is facing charges for allegedly using excessive force during an arrest. Officer Kevin Moris is charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office. The charges stem from a July 3rd incident in Aspen Hill. Cellphone video appears to show the officer using his shin to force 19-year-old Arnaldo Pesoa’s head into the pavement while he was being handcuffed. Pesoa is charged with possession with intent to distribute illegal narcotics. Montgomery County Police are continuing to investigate.

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