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Baltimore officer seen in viral punching video charged

Posted at 3:37 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 17:28:56-04

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced on Tuesday an indictment against a Baltimore Police Officer seen punching a man in a viral video. 

The video was posted over the weekend and quickly spread around social media. It shows an officer, Arthur Williams, and a man yelling at each other, and then you see the officer punching the man. 

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Officer Williams is now being charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and misconduct in office. The other officer seen in the video is not being charged. 

Mosby says her office has considered evidence that was public and transparent, but also other evidence as well. There is currently a warrant out for Williams arrest.

Other related links: 

Baltimore Police release statement on their findings of Saturday's viral video incident

Community reacts to viral video involving two Baltimore police officers

Attorney of man beaten by BPD officer speaks out about viral video: "This was a cowardly act."