A Baltimore police officer seen in a video violently arresting a passerby was charged with 32 counts of false imprisonment, assault and misconduct in office, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday.
Mosby alleged that Sgt. Ethan Newberg, 49, had a history of stopping, harassing and intimidating citizens without probable cause between July 2018 and May 2019. That claim is substantiated by body camera footage, she said, revealing “a pattern and practice of harassment and intimidation.”
Many of the incidents from which the 32 additional charges stem, Mosby said, bore resemblance to the May arrest that earned Newberg notoriety.