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US Capitol Police Officer Charged for Alleged Hit-and-Run in Georgetown


A US Capitol Police (USCP) officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a hit-and-run that took place in Georgetown two years ago.

The officer, identified as 44-year-old Thomas Smith, crashed his police vehicle into a man and injured him due to recklessly and dangerously driving on June 20, 2020, according to the indictment, which claims Smith was “deliberately indifferent to the risk of harm he created.”

Smith reportedly fled the scene of the crash without providing or calling for help for the victim. Additionally, he allegedly falsified police records in an attempt to cover up his involvement in the traffic accident.

The indictment was unsealed on Friday, June 3 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Smith has been charged with violating a man’s civil rights and obstructing justice, according to a statement from the US Attorney’s Office for DC.

He has been serving in the USCP for over 10 years and was a patrol officer in the Special Operations Division of the force. 

The officer will be arraigned in federal court in the coming days.

The FBI Washington Field Office is still investigating the case with the assistance of the USCP and DC police.

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