By: Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press
ROCKVILLE, Md. — A Maryland police officer seen on video kneeing a handcuffed man’s head into the sidewalk during an arrest was charged Tuesday with assault.
Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Joseph Moris is due in court Aug. 2 to face one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office in the July 3 arrest of Arnaldo Andres Pesoa, 19, of Silver Spring.
Moris, 31, has been placed on paid administrative leave. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has an attorney.
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