Skip to comments.Baltimore police officer indicted on charge of assaulting man who refused to wear face mask
Posted on 12/31/2020 9:27:13 AM PST by george76
A grand jury indicted officer Andre Maurice Pringle on one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office.
A Baltimore police officer was indicted on a charge of assaulting a man on crutches who allegedly refused to properly wear his face mask.
A grand jury indicted officer Andre Maurice Pringle on one count of second-degree assault and one count of misconduct in office after he shoved and slammed Brandon Walker on the ground outside of a Shoppers grocery store on April 19.
The incident happened after Walker allegedly entered the store with his face mask on top of his head, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office said in a press release. Gov. Larry Hogan had issued an executive order requiring people to wear a mask or face covering due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Walker, who was using a crutch and had a cast on his right foot, refused to pull the mask down over his mouth and nose, according to the release and indictment. A store manager called Pringle, who was working in the store, for assistance.
Officer Pringle, who was in full BPD uniform at the time, approached Walker and advised him that he had to leave the store," prosecutors said. "The two began walking towards the exit. Walker was yelling and cursing at Officer Pringle as they continued towards the automated entry/exit doors."
Once in the vestibule, Walker stopped and "glared" at Pringle, prosecutors said. The officer allegedly grabbed Walker by his jacket, shoved him outside, and then slammed him to the ground face-first causing Walker to hit his head on the pavement.
Pringle then got on top of Walker and folded his left leg upward, according to prosecutors.
"The contact which started with the shove and continued through the arrest resulted in intentional, harmful, offensive, and unwanted touching by Officer Pringle," the release stated. "The physical assaults were not accidental, consented to, nor legally justified."
A woman who answered a phone number listed for Pringle said he would not be commenting on the case. It's not clear if the officer has an attorney and the Baltimore Police Department could not immediately be reached on Thursday
This right here is an example of why you can't trust the police.
I wonder if Officer Pringle will be canned. Too many instances of COVID Nazism on display.
Get out of big cities.
The urban-blight virus is fatal.
Once outside, Detective Pringle slammed Mr. Walker to the ground, face first, causing Mr. Walker to hit his head on the concrete...
Detective Andre Pringle, 45, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for the misdemeanor assault charge.
Disgusting pig devil.
Let me guess, Brandon Walker is white?
Wow, people are grumpy today.
Pringle has been suspended with pay.
Why any cop would enforce such a ridiculous government edict is beyond me.
Jail time is definitely warranted.
If they had any honor, they would not create a situation where no situation existed. But then again, if they had honor they wouldn't have signed up to be street muscle for filthy, corrupt, tyrannical politicians to begin with.
Ironically, the officer violated Social Distancing which is what keeps you safe from Covid. The mask is mostly a virtue signal.
Cops watched cities burn over the summer while being paid.
Thank you for that.
I see what you did there...
Because Pringles are sold in cans!
It’s becoming increasingly difficult to support cops these days.
‘Why any cop would enforce such a ridiculous government edict is beyond me.’
because its the easiest enforcement they will ever be asked to do...a dream job, really...
I would be leery about blindly supporting any government employees. And that includes the military.
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