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Baltimore, MD – A Baltimore police officer has been arrested and charged with assault and misconduct in office.
Officer Kevin Battipaglia, a five-year veteran with the northeast district, is accused “in an incident that occurred on December 24…during an arrest,” according to a police statement Friday.
The arrest happened in northeast Baltimore’s Belair-Edison neighborhood, on Brendan Avenue near Route 1, according to the indictment.
Battipaglia is accused of assaulting Darrian Carr in the incident, according to the document. Carr was also charged with having a stolen firearm, said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Battipaglia is charged with first-degree assault and misconduct in office, and he has been placed on suspension without pay, said BPD.
The trial begins Friday.