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Officer Acquitted of Assaulting 13-Year-Old

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A Prince George's County police officer accused of attacking a 13-year-old boy during a foot chase has been acquitted of all charges.

A judge acquitted Cpl. Rickie Adey on Thursday.

Prosecutors had alleged that on Aug. 4, 2011, Adey were called to Capitol Heights for the sound of gunshots and found a group of people running away.

Prosecutors claimed that Adey confronted a 13-year-old who was trying to climb over a fence. The officer was accused of pulling the teen down and punching him.

Adey has been assigned to administrative during since his indictment.

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