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A jury discovered a Prince George’s County police officer responsible in a case that featured sprint cam video of him placing a suspect together with his cruiser final summer time.Officer Juan Hernandez may face a most of 10 years in jail for the 2nd diploma assault conviction. Nevertheless, the police division says Hernandez was not discovered responsible of misconduct in workplace. “Whereas it’s by no means an excellent day when now we have to prosecute one in every of our personal, it is vital that these we serve perceive that we’ll maintain individuals accountable when their actions go above and past what is important,” Prince George’s County State’s Legal professional Angela Alsobrooks mentioned. Final June 13, Hernandez was one in every of two officers who responded to a name for an armed individual and struggle within the 800 block of Fairview Avenue.
As the primary responding officer was patting down the inviduals, one of many three males being questioned ran away, police mentioned. Investigators say Hernandez was pulling as much as the scene when he noticed the suspect working away and he was suggested by one other officer to pursue the person. In accordance with the State Legal professional’s workplace in the course of the pursuit, Hernandez hit the suspect together with his cruiser. Shortly after, police say, the suspect was arrested and refused medical therapy saying he was not injured. Hernandez’s sentencing is scheduled for July 28. He has labored for the Prince George’s County Police Division for 11 years. The division says that now that the felony proceedings are over the executive course of will transfer ahead.
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