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Prince George's County police officer found guilty for assaulting 17-year-old

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Posted at 12:19 PM, May 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-30 17:41:09-04

UPDATE: A Prince George’s County judge sentenced Corporal Darryl Wormuth to five years suspend all but 45 days. He was sentenced on second-degree assault and misconduct in office charges.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A grand jury found a Prince George's County police officer guilty for assaulting a 17-year-old boy.

The incident occurred in October 2020 and officer Darryl Wormuth was found guilty of second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Wormuth is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, May 26.

On October 20, 2020, Wormuth encountered the victim after initiating a traffic stop.

During the encounter, the victim was removed from the vehicle and detained. At some point after detaining the victim, Wormuth grabbed his neck, assaulting him while handcuffs.

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Wormuth has been with the Prince George's County Police Department since 2007. He was indicted on April 27, 2021.