Court date rescheduled for former Baltimore officer accused of punching man

Arthur Williams due in court on January 29, 2019
Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 09:44:32-04

A city police officer who lost his job after being caught on video punching a man in Southeast Baltimore was supposed to be in court on Tuesday, but will now face a judge next year. 

Arthur Williams is facing assault charges after that video went viral, and he has already pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was supposed to be in court on October 23, but according to Maryland Case Search, his case has been rescheduled to January 29, 2019. 

Back in August, Williams was caught on cell phone video punching a man who was identified as 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier in East Baltimore.

Williams was immediately suspended and later resigned from the force.

Just days after the video was released, Baltimore State's Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, announced that a Grand Jury indicted Williams on charges of first and second-degree assault, as well as misconduct in office. The other officer seen in the video has not be charged.

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Mosby says her office has considered evidence that was public and transparent, but also other evidence as well.

Williams is facing up to 35-years in prison in convicted.