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March 23, 2021: Cambridge Police Officer Charged with Misconduct in Office

Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton T. Howard III announced today that charges have been filed in Dorchester County, Maryland, against Nicholas Gonzalez, a Cambridge Police Department Officer, for misconduct in office.  Mr. Gonzalez is alleged to have unlawfully detained a young woman on or about December 29, 2018.  If convicted of misconduct in office, Mr. Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of any punishment that is not deemed cruel or unusual.  A hearing date has not yet been set.

“Police officers are granted extensive powers in the State of Maryland to allow them to execute their important mission,” said Howard. “Our office will continue to investigate and where appropriate hold accountable any officer who is alleged to have abused those powers and infringed the rights of a member of the community they are sworn to serve.”

All individuals who are charged with a criminal offense are presumed to be innocent.

A copy of the charging document can be found HERE.