3 BPD officers charged with misconduct

Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-15 17:49:24-05

Authorities say three Baltimore police officers are facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged assault on a juvenile at a hospital last year.

Police spokesman Lt. Jarron Jackson said the incident took place at Sinai Hospital on Jan. 14, 2015. He declined to elaborate on the allegations.

Jackson's brief statement Thursday said Duane Williams, Jr. -- a seven-year veteran -- has been charged with child abuse, assault and misconduct in office and is suspended without pay. Bijay Ranabhat -- a two-year veteran -- has been charged with misconduct in office and is suspended with pay. Lonnie White, Jr., a two-year-veteran, has been charged with perjury and misconduct in office.

In a statement, Commissioner Kevin Davis called the officers' alleged conduct "an insult."

The officers charged couldn't be immediately reached Thursday.