Who is Stephanie Mohr? The former police officer from Maryland faced 10 years in prison after an event that lost her her job in 1995. Recently, she came back into the news for reportedly asking President Trump to pardon her. What’s the story of Stephanie Mohr and where is she now?
Who is Stephanie Mohr?
Stephanie Mohr was a police officer in Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the late 1990s.
Specifically, she worked as a K-9 officer for the county – an officer specialised in working with trained police dogs.
According to Mohr’s Twitter profile, she is a mum of one and currently lives in Charlotte Hall, Maryland.
What happened to Stephanie Mohr in Prince George’s County?
In 1995, Mohr and her K-9, Valk, were called to assist on a breaking and entering call in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Mohr was new to the canine unit, having been on the team for less than a year at this stage.
When she arrived on the scene of the break in, she says she called for the two men who were on the roof to come down. The men did, but ignored all other police orders.
Then, Mohr claims one of the men made a sudden movement and she recalls being concerned, as the perpetrators hadn’t been checked for weapons or handcuffed at that point.
Allegedly, when the two men failed to stop at police orders, Mohr apparently released her K-9 partner with an order to “bite and hold.”
One of the men, Ricardo Mendez, received 10 stitches on his leg from the dog bite. Mendez and his accomplice, Jorge Herrera Cruz, were charged with burglary.
In 2000, The Washington Post ran a series of articles suggesting brutality had occurred in the Prince George’s County Police Department.
It was then that Stephanie Mohr claims she was scapegoated and indicted. The officer was 29 years old when she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the incident that took place 5 years prior.
Ex-officer seeks presidential pardon
Stephanie Mohr is currently in the news for reportedly asking President Trump to pardon her before his term ends.
Speaking to ABC 7 News about the incident and why she should be pardoned, Mohr said: “The conviction follows you around and invades every aspect of your life.
“Over 25 years now, I’ve had plenty of time to think about what happened and there is nothing I could or would do differently. I’m at peace with that.”