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Prince George, MD — A Prince George’s County police officer was found guilty of 2nd-degree assault on Wednesday after dashcam video shows him try to kill an unarmed pedestrian with his patrol car. Although the incident happened in June of 2016, the dashcam video was kept hidden from the public — and we now know why.

On June 13, 2016, officer Juan Hernandez was responding to an incident of an alleged armed suspect. When Hernandez and his partner pulled up, the partner got out and chased the suspect on foot. Hernandez, however, decided to pursue him with his vehicle.

When the man turned and ran into a field, Hernandez accelerated and ran him down, proving that this man had every reason in the world to fear the police and run. Luckily for the alleged suspect, he went over the car instead of under it.

After running over the man, police found no weapons on him. However, after being run over by a crazed police officer, the suspect, 23-year-old Ulrich Boaoutou was charged with possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and failure to obey a lawful order.

In other words, Boaoutou was charged for running from the cops because they wanted to kidnap him for having a substance they say is illegal. And, during that process, one of the officers tried to kill him over it.

Hernandez has been on paid administrative leave since the attempted murder via police cruiser. The officer of 11 years now is now facing the possibility of up to 10 years in prison and $2500 in fines.

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“While it is never a good day when we have to prosecute one of our own, it is important that those we serve understand that we will hold law enforcement accountable when their actions go above and beyond what is necessary,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said of Hernandez’ actions.

This incident is similar to one the Free Thought Project covered in from May of 2013 when the two officers pulled over 23-year-old Najee Rivera on his motor scooter.

Police say Rivera got scared of the officers and drove off. Both of the officers wrote in their official reports that Rivera fell off of his scooter and hit the pavement.

According to the officers’ account, Rivera resisted arrest, tried to grab a police baton, and that’s when one of the officers hit him in the face. Rivera was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault.

Their entire account of what happened was a lie.

Just prior to the case going to court, a surveillance video surfaced from a nearby store. Rivera’s girlfriend, who knew Rivera was innocent of the charges, finally found the video after a long search.

“The video undermined every aspect of the officers’ account of the incident. A grand jury found none of it was true except for the blows inflicted on Najee Rivera,” Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said of the incident.

After they ran over the innocent man, Officers Kevin Robinson and Sean McKnight were charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Criminal Conspiracy, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Tampering with Public Records or Information, False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities, Obstructing Administration of Law, and Official Oppression.

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Sadly, last year, after a jury saw video of two cops run down an innocent man in their cruiser, beat him to a pulp, lie on the report, and cover it up, the corrupt cops were acquitted.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • Damiana

    Sadly, last year, after a jury saw video of two cops run down an innocent man in their cruiser, beat him to a pulp, lie on the report, and cover it up, the corrupt cops were acquitted.

    Unfortunately, we’ve let our society deteriorate past the point where ordinary justice is going to work. It’s going to take riots and lots of other such unpleasantness to get things back to good.

    • Phasung Baccam

      scumbag with the badge and gun must be stop killing it own citizen and get a ride from taxpayer their are something very wrong we the people should not let them walk freely in the community patrol keep on killing this shit it make sick

    • sharkboy

      That’s why we have to have all pieces of the family unit occupied at all times. If your mind is occupied your city doesn’t have to be. They know children have the most amount of time to protest and practice activism. So, they make parents fill their time with extra curricular activities. They made the homemaking parent need a job by keeping our wages low and slowly inflating prices. So, children: occupied, home parent: occupied work parent: occupied. And they are killing all our dogs so there’s literally no populace to fight side by side with. I think that’s the most unpleasant part of the present and future. We know what to do and lack the only resource we have in spades.

      • Zackknowitall

        In today’s world one person can be a human wrecking ball. No need to have an army of people all though it would go faster.

  • G’ma G

    We know the entire system is rigged. I can’t figure out how they find and select only statists for jurrors.

    • sharkboy

      Up to the District attorney’s office isn’t it? Which is basically a title for “statist”.

      • G’ma G

        Here in Washington the jury pools are pulled from the those who voted in the last election. I’ve watched a number of jury selections and served on one myself. While serving was one of the worst experiences of my life–I watched mob mentality in the jury room form right in front of my own eyes yet these seemed like decent ordinary folks during jury selection. Only myself and a recent immigrant/brand new citizen found the prosecution had not proven the case beyond a reasonable doubt because he lied about certain evidence.

      • G’ma G

        Here in Washington the jury pools are supposed to be composed from the last voters list. The jury selections I have observed seems to be just ordinary folks. Something happens. Maybe its that tiny bit of power over others that makes them lose their sense of fair play and ethics.

  • Brett Ray

    I’ve seen with my own eyes, more than once, cops make up a completely false story of what happened and twist it to make themselves look like a real “badass” and hero. Only to discover later that they were on video they didn’t know about and it showed them to be the pussies they truly were.

  • Real Truth stings

    Hispanic officer, guilty. White officer, innocent but not without blame. That’s the sick world we live in,