Ex-Dover police officer cleared of brutality hired in Maryland


A Dover Police officer forced into retirement after a video surfaced of him kicking a suspect in the jaw has found employment on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of charges in 2015 after alleged police brutality was caught on the officer’s dashboard cam. Months after he was cleared, Webster took a $230,000 severance package from the city.

Now, Delaware State News reporting, Town of Greensboro in Caroline County offered Webster a position on their police force, pending state training and certification. Greensboro Town Manager says Webster was the most qualified applicant, and passed a background check.