HYATTSVILLE, Md. — A Prince George’s County police officer has been convicted after he hit a suspect with his cruiser.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced Officer Juan Hernandez was convicted May 11 on one count of second-degree assault of 23-year-old Ulrich Boaoutou.

Alsobrooks says Hernandez was one of two officers who responded to a call about an armed person last June. As the suspect fled on foot, Hernandez pursued the suspect in his cruiser. He followed the suspect down a side street, into an open field, and later struck him.

The suspect wasn’t injured and no weapon was found in his possession.

Hernandez worked for the police department for 11 years.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced July 28. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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