PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — The Prince George’s County Police Department released that a grad jury indicted a suspended officer on first-degree assault on Tuesday, April 27.
Officials say Corporal Darryl Wormuth is being charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office as well. According to officials, Wormuth is accused of assaulting a teenager after he was in handcuffs while in police custody on October 20, 2020, in Suitland.
“I support and commend the officers who stepped forward to report this incident. I encourage and expect all officers who witness any potential wrongdoing to do the same,” said Interim Chief Hector Velez.
Wormuth is now suspended without pay, officials say.
This is a developing story and will be updated.