A judge has denied bond for a Maryland police officer who’s been charged with murder after being accused of fatally shooting a handcuffed man in his patrol car.
Judge Robert Heffron Jr. said Wednesday he found convincing evidence that Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Michael Owen Jr. posed a danger to the community.
Owen’s defense attorney had asked for him to be freed without bond.
Police said investigators didn’t find any evidence of a fight between Owen and William Howard Green before Green was fatally shot Monday in the front passenger seat of a patrol car. Supporters of Green clapped after the judge denied bail for Owen.