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19-year-old charged in assault of 71-year-old retired police officer

19-year-old charged in assault of 71-year-old retired police officer

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Baltimore woman in the assault of a 71-year-old retired police officer last month, officials said.

Amia Howard, of the 1500 block of Elmtree St., was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree attempted murder in the beating of Thomas Niemiera Sr., police said.

Niemiera was beaten up in the 4500 block of Pennington Ave. in Curtis Bay, police said. Howard was the second teenager charged in the case; police announced the arrest of a 16-year-old last week.

Howard, who has no previous criminal record in Maryland, is being...

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