Montgomery Police Cleared of Abuse in Arrest
Wagner, Arlo, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
An internal affairs investigation concluded yesterday that Montgomery County police used only necessary force and were not racially motivated when they arrested a Cloverly-area man in July.
Merlin Williams, 36, accused police of beating him, causing a kidney injury that kept him hospitalized 11 days. Eight police officers converged at his home in the 1100 block of Good Hope Drive as Mr. Williams held his wife around the neck.
"In this instance [the officers] were confronted with a violent and potentially dangerous situation," the internal affairs report concluded at the end of a five-month investigation. "The officers were neither abusive or racially motivated. …
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Publication information: Article title: Montgomery Police Cleared of Abuse in Arrest. Contributors: Wagner, Arlo - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 24, 1997. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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