• Trial Dec 10, 2019

    Maryland Police Officer Accused of Excessive Force Goes to Trial

    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…

  • Trial Dec 9, 2019

    Opening Statements Delivered in Excessive Use of Force Trial

    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.

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