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Baltimore police officer found not guilty of assault in Christmas Eve incident

Baltimore police officer found not guilty of assault in Christmas Eve incident

A city police officer was acquitted by a judge Thursday of first-degree assault in a Christmas Eve incident in Northeast Baltimore.

Officer Kevin Battipaglia had been accused of clubbing a 21-year-old man, Darrian Carr, with his baton after a brief chase in a parking lot at Belair Road and Brendan Avenue in Northeast Baltimore about 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 24. The officer had been suspended without pay from the Police Department.

But the officer’s body camera did not capture the moment of the baton’s impact; a friend of Carr’s who was also at the scene...

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