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Baltimore police detective found guilty of assault

Baltimore police detective found guilty of assault

A Baltimore jury found a city police detective guilty of assaulting a man whom he put in a choke hold and punched earlier this year at a Charles Village restaurant.

Detective Daniel Nicholson was convicted last week of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment — both misdemeanors — after hitting an employee at Maxie's Pizza Bar & Grille on May 2. A sentencing date has not been set, but Nicholson has been suspended with pay, a department spokesman said Friday.

“Now that the court case is over, Internal Affairs has resumed their investigation,” spokesman Matt Jablow wrote in an email.

Nicholson approached the victim while he was at work and slapped him across the...