Jury Finds Baltimore Officer Guilty of Assault in Shooting of Unarmed Man

A Baltimore police officer faces at least five years in prison after a jury convicted him Thursday of two charges in the shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Jurors found Wesley Cagle, 46, guilty of first-degree assault and a handgun charge. Prosecutors said Cagle shot Michael Johansen in the groin as he lay in the doorway of an East Baltimore corner store — after two other officers already had shot Johansen. The two other officers who shot Johansen — Isiah Smith and Keven Leary — were cleared in the shooting and testified for the prosecution in the trial.

Cagle was acquitted of the more serious charges of attempted first- and s…
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Jury Finds Baltimore Officer Guilty of Assault in Shooting of Unarmed Man

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