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Frederick County Deputy Suspended for Assault

Kevin White was arrested and charged with a second-degree misdemeanor assault for punching a man outside of Ava's Bar.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - It is a situation that police in Hagerstown call unfortunate.

On December 14, 2013 around 1 a.m., a deputy with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office was arrested and charged with a second-degree misdemeanor assault.

"A civilian flagged down one of our patrol cars and was complaining that there was someone that they felt was going to assault them that was from the bar they were at, which was Ava's bar downtown," says Captain Paul Kifer, special services bureau commander.

Deputy Kevn White is a 13 year veteran of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. White is accused of punching a man outside of Ava's bar.

"As they started to pull away, the victim ran out to the corner of the Rennaisance Way and in the parking lot near the back of Ava's, and a car pulled up. And when the car pulled up, a gentleman had stepped out of the car and the officers observed him swinging and punching the gentleman he just got done talking to," said Captain Kifer.

Police were called to the scene shortly after, and that is where White was taken into custody.

Officers in Hagerstown said they are treating this like any other case but said anytime a fellow officer is involved, it can be tough.

"You know, anytime we have to deal with anybody, and it's even harder when we're dealing with someone that's within our law enforcement community," said Captain Kifer.

White has been suspended and placed in an administrative position with the sheriff's office until the matter is settled.

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office will be conducting an internal investigation into the matter as well. White is also currently awaiting his court date in Washington County.

WHAG contacted the Frederick County Sheriff's office and representatives declined to comment on the matter.











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