The trial of a Maryland police officer accused of using excessive force against a restrained suspect began Monday. Video appears to show Montgomery County Officer Kevin Moris kneeing Arnaldo Pesoa in the head while Pesoa was on the ground July 3 in Aspen Hill. In opening statements, prosecutors told jurors Moris and other officers were trying to arrest Pesoa for…
Prosecutors say a police officer caught on video apparently kneeing a restrained suspect’s head used excessive force, but the officer’s defense argued the suspect assaulting the officer by spitting blood on him. Meagan Fitzgerald reports on the first day of trial.