MPD Sergeant Billed with Federal Civil Rights Violation and Second-Diploma Murder | USAO-DC

Defendant Appeared in Federal Court docket Today

            WASHINGTON – A federal indictment was unsealed nowadays charging MPD Sergeant Enis Jevric, 41, with a federal civil rights violation and next-degree murder.  The expenses stem from Jevric’s August 25, 2021, deadly capturing of An’Twan Gilmore, 27, in Northeast Washington, D.C. Jevric appeared this afternoon before the Honorable Justice of the peace Decide G. Michael Harvey in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. 

            As alleged in count 1 of indictment, the defendant, even though acting under the color of regulation, willfully deprived Gilmore, 27, of his proper to be no cost from the use of too much power. Specifically, the defendant made use of his MPD-issued firearm to shoot and eliminate Gilmore.  Rely two charges Gilmore with violating federal law by making use of a firearm to commit next-diploma murder. Finally, depend a few expenses the defendant with murder in the 2nd-diploma, in violation of D.C. Code.  The alleged offenses carry a statutory utmost penalty of everyday living in jail. 

            “We comprehensively look into every single incident where by a person of our fellow citizens dies during an conversation with regulation enforcement,” said U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, in announcing the indictment.  “We have located that most officers use pressure only when important.  In these investigations, we observe the proof and the regulation. In the overwhelming the greater part of these conditions, felony prices would not be ideal. But when an officer willfully disregards the safety of a citizen he is sworn to shield, he violates the have confidence in positioned in him by virtue of his badge. Today’s indictment reinforces that we will maintain officers who commit civil rights violations accountable.”

            “Law enforcement officers choose an oath to serve and defend our communities, and should really be held to the optimum criteria,” explained David Sundberg, Assistant Director in Cost the FBI Washington Discipline Workplace. “This investigation demonstrates the FBI’s unyielding commitment to pursuing justice for people whose fundamental legal rights have been breached.”

            This situation was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Workplace and is being prosecuted by the Fraud, Public Corruption, and Civil Rights Segment of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

            An indictment is simply an allegation, and all defendants are presumed harmless until demonstrated guilty over and above a sensible question in a courtroom of legislation.