Baltimore, Maryland (October 4, 2019) - Former Sergeant for the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) Marlon Koushall, faces up to 10 years for second-degree assault, and any sentence that isn’t cruel or unusual for misconduct while in public office.
On August 26, 2018, the Defendant who was on duty and in uniform as a Baltimore City Police Officer arrived on the scene at Custom House Drive to back-up another officer for a disorderly conduct call, when he pushed, punched, and knocked down a female without legal justification, causing injury to her head and back.
In her recent statement, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby commended the work of Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Trostle from the Public Trust Police Integrity Unit who prosecuted this case and her agency’s unwavering commitment to accountability and transparency.
“This conviction is yet another example where we’ve successfully held a defendant fully accountable to the law regardless of his occupational status,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Sergeant Koushall’s blatant disregard for the law tramples public trust in law enforcement at a time when we must work collectively to strengthen and regain confidence in the criminal justice system. He is facing up to 10 years in prison for the assault conviction and potentially additional prison time for the misconduct conviction. These convictions demonstrate our unwavering commitment to hold all criminal actors accountable to the law even if and when they wear a badge.”
Koushall is scheduled to be sentenced on November 7, 2019.
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