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Baltimore police officer indicted, accused of assaulting man

Baltimore Police Department interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle addresses the resignation of officer Arthur Miller who was recorded repeatedly punching a man. The victim, Dashawn McGrier, was hospitalized. | AP file photo

A Baltimore police officer has been indicted after being recorded repeatedly punching a man in a street confrontation.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday that Arthur Williams has been charged with first- and second-degree assault, as well as misconduct in office.

Williams resigned Sunday after video emerged a day earlier of him repeatedly punching Dashawn McGrier. Both Williams and McGrier are black.

Mosby says a warrant has been issued for Williams’ arrest. She did not offer many details about the indictment at a news conference in Baltimore, citing the ongoing case. She says the first-degree assault charge alleges the officer “intended to cause serious physical injury in the commission of the assault.”

Warren Brown, an attorney for McGrier, says his client suffered a fractured jaw and fractured ribs.