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Officer charged with hitting teen in custody

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been charged with hitting a 14-year-old boy while he was in custody after allegedly leading law enforcers on a car chase.

The State’s Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that Officer Serge Antonin had been charged in a criminal information with assault and misconduct.

Prosecutors say Antonin, a 14-year veteran of the department, hit the teenager after he was pulled out of a car on July 29, 2013. Authorities say the teenager had stolen a car and led police on a chase.

Antonin is scheduled for arraignment on Aug. 22.

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