Ex-Metro Transit Officer Indicted

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A former Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police Officer, Andra Vance, 45, has been indicted on charges that he used unreasonable force on an individual.

According to the indictment, on Feb. 16, 2018, Vance, while on duty as a Metro Transit Police Officer, assaulted an individual by striking the individual with a baton multiple times on the head and then using the baton to choke the individual. Vance’s actions resulted in bodily injury to the individual.

Vance faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each of the two civil rights violations. An indictment is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The Metro Transit Police Department conducted a routine review of Vance’s use of force within hours of the incident. Based on the review, the department immediately suspended Vance’s police powers, launched an internal investigation, and notified federal authorities.

 

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