Montgomery County police officer sentenced for knee strike against handcuffed suspect in 2019
A Montgomery County, Maryland, police officer convicted in the assault of a suspect in custody last year at a McDonald’s in Aspen Hill, Maryland, was sentenced Monday.
Officer Kevin Moris got 90 days in prison suspended and two years on probation on his conviction for second-degree assault.
Before he was sentenced, Moris told Judge Nelson Rupp, “This incident has forever changed me as a person, a father, and a police officer, as I’ll hopefully resume my career.”
The knee strike, outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Aspen Hill last summer, had no “legitimate law enforcement purpose,” the attorneys wrote. They are seeking monetary damages for Pesoa and an emergency stop in Montgomery County to what they called a dangerous police tactic