Arnaldo Pesoa

September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Officer Sentenced to Probation for Kneeling on Silver Spring Man’s Head in 2019

Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) Officer Kevin Moris was sentenced to two years supervised probation Monday after he kneed a handcuffed man in the head in 2019.  On July 3, 2019, Moris held handcuffed Arnaldo Pesoa, a Silver Spring man, on a sidewalk with his knee on his head outside a McDonald’s in Aspen Hill. […]

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December 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Reports: Jury Finds Officer in McDonald’s Case Guilty of Assault

Update: Officer Moris guilty of assault. Not guilty of misconduct in office. UPDATE: The verdict is in for Officer Kevin Moris: He was found guilty of second-degree assault, and not guilty of misconduct in office. https://t.co/DEYx6QChvV — WDVM-TV (@WDVMTV) December 12, 2019 A jury finds Montgomery County Police Officer Kevin Moris guilty of second degree […]

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August 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Trial Set for MCPD Officer Charged in Aspen Hill Arrest Incident

A trial date for the Montgomery County Police Officer who has been charged for aggressively kneeing a man during an arrest on July 3 at a McDonald’s in Aspen Hill has been set. Officials with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office say Officer Kevin Moris had a scheduling hearing on Friday. The trial is set […]

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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials Comment on Officer Facing Assault Charges

Navarro Releases Statement on Officer’s Assault Charges Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a statement Tuesday after the news that Police Officer III Kevin Moris faces second-degree assault charges. “Today is a somber and introspective one for Montgomery County because the overall reputation of our police department has been impacted by the excessive use […]

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July 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Officer Charged in Arrest Caught on Cell Phone Video

The police officer in a viral video that raised questions on police use of force faces a second-degree assault charge, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. Officer Kevin Moris faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison from the assault charge, which is a misdemeanor. McCarthy said Moris also was charged with misconduct […]

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July 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jawando: ‘No Need for Additional Use of Force’

Councilmember Will Jawando said he was distraught by the viral videos released last week of a police officer’s use of force on a young man being arrested at an Aspen Hill McDonald’s. In the video, the young man is lying prostrate on a sidewalk and the officer knees him in the back. “In my view […]

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July 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Calls for ‘Thorough Investigation’ Into Officers Involved in Aspen Hill Arrest

County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement Friday evening about the incident involving an undercover cop shown on video to have used force while arresting a man in Aspen Hill. Two videos started circulating on social media on Thursday and Friday: the first shows Montgomery County Police Officer III Kevin Moris — who was undercover […]

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July 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Policía encubierto enfrenta cargos

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Julio 9, 2019 El oficial de policía encubierto que aparece en un video viral, y  que desató preguntas sobre el uso de la fuerza policial, enfrenta un cargo de asalto en segundo grado, anunció el Fiscal Estatal del condado de Montgomery, John McCarthy. El oficial Kevin Moris enfrenta una pena máxima de 10 años […]

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July 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Undercover Cop Suspended After Using Force on Man Facing Drug Charges

Police Identify Officer, Arrestee Shown in Viral Video A Montgomery County police officer has had his police powers suspended, a reaction to the viral videos of an Aspen Hill arrest. In one video, Police Officer III Kevin Moris, an undercover cop, can be seen kneeing a suspect while he was already restrained, lying flat on […]

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July 5, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Navarro, Katz Release Statement on Police Use of Force During Aspen Hill Arrest

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro and Vice President and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Sidney Katz made the following statement after viewing cell phone videos from community members showing the use of force by a Montgomery County Police officer during an arrest at McDonald’s in the Aspen Hill Shopping Center. “We are outraged […]

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