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Baltimore (August 27, 2020) – Yesterday, a Baltimore City Grand Jury returned two indictments against Baltimore Police Department (BPD) Officer Leon Riley IV., for two separate incidents that occurred on April 22, 2019 and December 2, 2019 in the City of Baltimore. 

Officer Riley was indicted on 2 counts of second degree assault, 1 count of perjury and 1 count of misconduct for the April incident involving two victims. He was indicted on 1 count of 1st degree assault, 1 count of 2nd degree assault, 1 count of reckless endangerment and 1 count of misconduct for the December incident involving one victim. For the April case, Riley faces up to 30 years in prison, and for the December case, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

Yesterday’s indictments stem from an investigation led by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Public Trust and Police Integrity Unit and Evidence Review Unit and BPD’s Body Worn Camera Division and the Internal Affairs Division. 

“My office will continue to pursue one standard of justice in the city of Baltimore regardless of your race, religion, or occupation, "said State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. "Police accountability is something we take very seriously because it’s an honor and a privilege to put on a uniform and wear a badge in order to serve and protect the citizens of this city. If and when you violate that trust, you will be held accountable."

Click the links below to download and read the full indictments:

Indictment 1

Indictment 2