The Baltimore police officer who was captured on a viral video last week punching a man repeatedly in an encounter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to assault and misconduct.
Arthur Williams, 25, was indicted on Tuesday and turned himself in that evening. He has resigned from the force.
Williams was led into Baltimore Circuit Court on Wednesday wearing a yellow jumpsuit and shackles.
“He attacked a citizen without justification,” Assistant State’s Attorney StacyAnn Llewellyn told Judge Charles Peters. She asked that Williams remain jailed until his trial.
Llewellyn said the officer was a threat to the community.
“In what way?” Peters asked. “You have a...