MD Officer Held Without Bail After Killing Handcuffed Suspect in Car

Jan 30, 2020

William Green and Cpl. Michael Owen
Credit family photo, official photo

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — 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 requested his release 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 night in a patrol car.

Supporters of Green clapped after the judge denied bail for Owen.