Maryland Police Captain Charged With Assault


A previously suspended Prince George's County police captain was charged with assault in an unrelated case.

The Washington Post reports Capt. Thomas Hart was charged with one count of felony assault and one count of misdemeanor assault in connection with a dispute involving someone Hart knows.

Hart had been charged in April with theft and forgery. Police say he was accused of forging a signature on a withdrawal check he shares with his ex-wife. He was suspended without pay in April.

The assault charge this month and the theft and forgery charges in April are separate from an internal investigation that started in January that the department was conducting "on several unrelated matters."

An attorney listed for Hart couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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