- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LAUREL, Md. (AP) - A Maryland police sergeant facing charges of assault and office misconduct after being accused of striking a dirt biker with his cruiser has been acquitted.

Local media outlets report a Prince George’s County Circuit Court judge found Sgt. Jason Sarver not guilty Tuesday of the charges he faced stemming from a pursuit last year.

According to WTOP-FM , the judge said he didn’t think prosecutors proved Sarver intentionally hit the rider, based on body camera and cruiser footage.

Sarver’s attorney Jeffrey Harding told reporters Sarver was “ecstatic.”

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