August 13, 2018 12:48 pm
Updated: August 13, 2018 12:59 pm

Baltimore police officer resigns after video captures him punching man

WATCH: Baltimore police officer resigns after video shows him beating man in street, officials say

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BALTIMORE — A Baltimore police officer has resigned after he was recorded repeatedly punching a man.

Baltimore police tweeted late Sunday that interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle accepted the resignation of the officer, who had been suspended pending “active criminal investigation.”

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Tuggle said Saturday he was “deeply disturbed” by that day’s video .

Police didn’t name the officer, but the Baltimore Sun reported that a lawyer for the man who was punched identified him as Arthur Williams.

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Attorney Warren Brown says his client, 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier, was hospitalized Saturday and not charged with any crime after Williams used him as a “punching bag.”

McGrier is contesting charges for allegedly assaulting that same officer in June. McGrier was hospitalized Saturday and not charged with any crime.

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