特朗普赦免嫌疑人释放犬只后被马里兰州警察囚禁

特朗普赦免嫌疑人释放犬只后被马里兰州警察囚禁

前任 马里兰州 警官 被判刑的人 10 入狱多年 was pardoned by 特朗普总统 在星期三.

斯蒂芬妮·莫尔(Stephanie Mohr), 之一 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.

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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 司法部 对于 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, 但 homeless men, 根据《今日美国》.

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.

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

现在 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.

在接受采访时 “狐狸 & 友人,” Mohr said Thursday that the 25-year-long saga had been “非常, very difficultand that the government hadpunishedher for doing her job.

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

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Mohr called the Justice Departmentoverreaching and a bit overzealousbut noted the president’s decisionrestores [她的] 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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