The words “police brutality” carry immense weight when it comes to police actions. For former Prince George County Police Officer Stephanie Mohr, that weight was a 10-year prison sentence.
In 1995, Mohr–a member of the Prince George County K-9 unit–used one of her dogs to subdue a burglary suspect. And while the suspect never filed police brutality charges against her, the federal government did. She spent 10 years in a federal prison after being convicted in 2001.
In a PoliceOne article, Prosecutor Steven Dettlebach said, “In this case, you had a situation where two homeless Hispanic men were surrounded by police officers, who in a willful and wanton way, decided to attack them.”
But to this day, Mohr maintains her innocence, saying, “I did what I was told to do. I did what I was trained to do. I did what I was expected to do.”
She recently sat down with MyFoxDC to discuss her entire experience. You can view the video below or in the PoliceOne article. What do you think? Was Mohr wrongfully charged with police brutality, or was the federal government right to charge her? Tell us in the comments.