TOWSON, Md. - The officer involved in a shooting that injured a police trainee in February has been indicted on two counts.
The investigation began after the shooting on February 12 at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills. The investigation revealed that City Police Officer Kern fired a shot that injured a police recruit during a training exercise at the center.
The Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office has requested that the Baltimore City Police Department suspend any Internal Affairs investigation until the completion of the criminal case.
We continue to cooperate with all outside agencies involved in this extensive investigation. Meanwhile, as we come to grips with this terrible incident, our own comprehensive evaluation of our policies and procedures and internal investigations are ongoing.
When we fall short, we will not only hold ourselves accountable; but will take the necessary time, care and caution required to restore the public's confidence in our department. "