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MPD Officer Arrested in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Agents from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division have announced that an arrest has been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon offense that occurred on the 295 interstate on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

At approximately 3:45 pm, a complainant and an off-duty police officer in his personal vehicle were involved in an altercation while driving on the interstate. Both parties stopped their vehicles, exited, and the officer drew his service weapon. The complainant drove off and stopped a second time before dialing 911. After being confronted by the officer, a physical altercation ensued where the complainant sustained minor injuries.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 46-year-old Michael Minor of Temple Hills, MD, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

“The ability to wear the MPD badge and serve in the District is an honor and something we hold sacred,” said Chief of Police Cathy Lanier. “To learn that incidents like this have occurred is nothing short of disturbing and only fractures the relationships that we have built in our communities. In light of this officer’s actions, we will continue to hold our members to the highest of standards and remain focused on service, integrity and fairness.”