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Posted on: February 4, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Officer arrested and charged by Garrett County Sheriff's Office. (PIO)

Officer Benjamin Whitmore of the Frederick Police Department was arrested and charged with second degree assault by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office on February 2, 2014

On February 2, 2014, the Garrett County Sheriff's Office (MD) arrested Officer Benjamin Whitmore of the Frederick Police Department (FPD). Officer Whitmore was charged with second-degree assault and was released after an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Officer Whitmore’s police powers have been suspended and he has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the criminal investigation being conducted by the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office, and a separate internal investigation conducted by the Internal Affairs Unit of the Frederick Police Department.

Officer Whitmore is a 5-year veteran of the agency and was assigned to the Patrol Division at the time of his suspension. All questions concerning the arrest should be directed to the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office. The internal investigation, being conducted by the Frederick Police Department is considered a personnel matter and we are limited on the information we can release; any questions about Officers Whitmore’s employment status can be directed to Lt Clark Pennington, Public Information Officer for the Frederick Police Department at 240-818-7022

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