Baltimore Police officer charged with destruction of property after misconduct acquittal

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    BALTIMORE -- WBFF -- Weeks after being acquitted of assault and misconduct in office, a Baltimore Police officer has been charged with malicious destruction of property.

    According to online court records, Kevin Battipaglia, was charged with destruction of property valued at $1,000. Court documents also show that the incident happened on Monday, October 28.

    According to reports, the officer is accused of destroying police property.

    Citing charging documents, news outlets report 33-year-old Kevin Battipaglia "mule kicked" a hole in a police station's front desk and smashed a glass door Sunday, upon being told he had to work Halloween night.

    Police say he tried to cover the desk's hole with a poster, but was captured on surveillance video.

    Battipaglia, who is a five year veteran with the northeast district, was accused in the assault of Darrin Carr that happened in December of 2017. Carr was knocked unconscious in what Battipaglia's defense team called an accidental collision.

    Prosecutors said he intentionally clubbed the fleeing man with his baton, fracturing his jaw and knocking him unconscious.

    A video from the scene showed Battipaglia with a wooden club or baton in his hand.

    Battipaglia's trial for the destruction of property charge is set for December.

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