For Immediate Release: 8/14/2018
Baltimore - Former Baltimore City Police Officer Arthur Williams was indicted by a Baltimore City Grand Jury earlier this afternoon.
This case will be prosecuted by the Police Trust and Police Integrity Unit under the direction of Chief Stacy Ann Llewellyn.
Arthur Williams is charged with the following crimes:
- Misconduct in Office
- 1 Count of First Degree Assault
- 1 Count of Second Degree Assault
This indictment stems from a physical altercation that occurred between Williams and the victim while he was on duty on August 11, 2018 in the 2500 block of East Monument Street . The beating was captured on video by community on lookers.
“It is important that the community knows there is one standard of justice, no matter your sex, race religion, or occupation,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Police Officers are sworn to protect and serve and when that oath is taken for granted and an abuse of that power is evident, we will hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law. This is an integral part to rebuilding trust in our criminal justice system.”
Arthur Williams resigned from the Police Department on August 12, 2018.
***An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.