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Baltimore police officer gets year of home detention for striking teen

Baltimore police officer gets year of home detention for striking teen

A former Baltimore police officer will be on home detention for the next year after he was convicted Monday of assaulting a 14-year-old boy who was handcuffed at a Northwest Baltimore hospital last year.

Two other officers received probation before judgment for not reporting the incident and denying that it occurred when interviewed by internal affairs investigators, prosecutors said.

All three entered Alford pleas, which allow a defendant to maintain innocence while acknowledging that the state has enough evidence to convict.

"You have a duty, as a police officer, to protect — not to strike people," retired Circuit Judge Paul E. Alpert told former...

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