Disciplinary hearing postponed for Maryland police officer

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A disciplinary hearing has been rescheduled for a Maryland police officer in Maryland who faces allegations that he put his knee on the neck of a Black man during a traffic stop.

The Capital Gazette reports that Wednesday’s hearing in Anne Arundel County has been postponed because a witness is no longer available to testify.

The hearing is yet to get a new date. Police department officials have declined to identify the officer. An internal investigation recommended the detective be fired.

But he requested a proceeding to review that recommendation. It will be reviewed by a panel of three police officers of varying ranks.

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