Trump pardons Maryland police officer imprisoned after releasing canine on suspect

Trump pardons Maryland police officer imprisoned after releasing canine on suspect

A former 메릴랜드 police officer who was sentenced to 10 years in prison was pardoned by 트럼프 대통령 수요일에.

Stephanie Mohr, 중 하나 29 individuals who were pardoned or granted clemency, was the first female canine handler for the Prince George’s County Police Department in 1995.

Mohr, her canine partner Valk and several other officers had responded to a breaking and entering call after which she said one of the two suspects had tried to run.


Mohr released Valk, who bit the suspect in the calf. The man later needed 10 stitches.

Though Mohr says neither the department nor the suspect took issue with her conduct at the time, five years later she was indicted by the 법무부 ...에 대한 civil rights violations pertaining to the arrest.

The government presented a different account of the arrest, where the suspects had followed orders from officers and were not burglars, 그러나 homeless men, according to USA Today.

Mohr and her training officer were tried twice after a jury was initially unable to reach a verdict on the charges.

During the second trial, the government allegedly painted Mohr as a problematic officer. And though Mohr was convicted, her training officer was acquitted.

에 2008, she sought to have her sentence commuted but was unsuccessful. Mohr was eventually released from prison in 2011.

지금 50, she works in construction for St. Mary’s County government.

a statement announcing the pardon, the White House wrote thatOfficer Mohr was a highly commended member of the police force prior to her prosecution.

Today’s action recognizes that service and the lengthy term that Ms. Mohr served in prison,” the White House said, noting that her clemency is supported by the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund and the Fraternal Order of Police.

It remains unclear whether the Justice Department recommended Mohr for a pardon.

In an interview on “여우 & 친구,” Mohr said Thursday that the 25-year-long saga had been “대단히, very difficultand that the government hadpunishedher for doing her job.

There was definitely an agenda of the times and I was made a scapegoat,” 그녀가 말했다.

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Mohr called the Justice Departmentoverreaching and a bit overzealousbut noted the president’s decisionrestores [그녀] faith a bit in the justice system.”

She said getting the call on Wednesday night was one of the greatest moments of her life.

It’s one of the best Christmas gifts I could have ever hoped for,” Mohr stated.

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