‘I Will Choke You. I Will Kill You.’ Baltimore Police Officer, Sergeant Indicted Over Violent Arrest of Teenager; Officials Not Yet Releasing Body-Worn Camera Video

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore constabulary serviceman Maxwell Dundore faces 10 years successful situation aft a expansive assemblage indicted him for assaulting a 17-year-old successful the 2800-block of Mayfield Avenue.

At this point, the body-worn camera video is not being released and the mayor, commissioner and state’s lawyer person not yet answered questions connected camera @wjz https://t.co/9TkZlFGoHS #Baltimore Police connection ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/a3nT3TYED8

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— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 16, 2021

The incidental happened successful April of 2020 erstwhile the serviceman saw the teen getting retired of a car that had been reported stolen.

Mayor Scott’s connection connected Baltimore constabulary officer/sergeant indictment: “I americium disgusted by these allegations and stay committed to improving this civilization and deficiency of humanity.” @wjz pic.twitter.com/FNON7sp4AY

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 16, 2021

Here’s however Baltimore City State’s Attorney said the brushwood unfolded: Officer Dundore slammed the teen look down connected the concrete, wrapped his limb astir his cervix and told him, “I curse to god, I’ll choke you retired if you don’t stop.” As the teen tried to escape, the serviceman held him nether his chin, and the 17-year-old struggled to breathe. He told him “I volition choke you. I volition termination you.” Prosecutors said aft the teen was restrained, Dundore kicked him successful the head.

NEW: Baltimore City constabulary serviceman and sergeant indicted for behaviour related to apprehension of 17yo past twelvemonth @wjz ⬇️ State’s Attorney’s Office merchandise pic.twitter.com/4ZI1LSVIXz

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 16, 2021

Several radical successful the assemblage told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren that due to the fact that of incidents similar this, they nary longer spot the police.

“There’s a batch of enactment that needs to beryllium done,“ said Jeffery Fellows. “As a Black dada with Black kids, it’s frightening. A batch of times, I consciousness similar constabulary aftermath up connected the incorrect broadside of the bed. They bring their problems to work, and if they’ve got to subdue a person, they instrumentality their frustrations retired connected them.“

Aaron Bell, who lives connected the block, told Hellgren, “They virtually person nary credibility with me. There’s nary authorization with them. They don’t transportation themselves professionally, and they don’t dainty radical with the level of dignity and respect that they deserve. …Most of them walkthrough present and don’t cognize immoderate of us.”

Indictment of Baltimore City serviceman for battle https://t.co/0mGtyBz5Tg and of sergeant for making a mendacious connection aft reviewing body-camera footage https://t.co/z509mseDca @wjz

— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 16, 2021

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Body-worn cameras captured the full brushwood but constabulary and prosecutors volition not yet merchandise the video though the incidental happened 15 months ago.

Prosecutors besides charged Sergeant Brendan O’Leary, who reviewed the video of the incident, with making a mendacious statement.

They said the sergeant’s study did not bespeak what was seen connected camera: O’Leary reportedly said the teen grabbed the officer’s shoelaces causing Officer Dundore to travel and past inadvertently onslaught him successful the look — erstwhile what prosecutors said the video truly showed was a deliberate footwear to the teenager’s head.

Both of the officers person been suspended with wage and are presently connected administrative duties. Sergeant O’Leary faces up to six months if convicted of making a mendacious statement.

The constabulary national has not commented connected the incident, and we were incapable to scope the officers.

Mayor Brandon Scott released a connection Friday connected the indictment:

“I americium alert that 2 members of the Baltimore Police Department were indicted contiguous for an incidental involving the apprehension of a teen past April. I americium disgusted by these allegations and stay committed to improving this civilization and deficiency of humanity. Building a safer Baltimore is my apical priority. Police tin apprehend suspects without unduly harming oregon degrading them. Moreover, I volition proceed to advocator earlier the Maryland General Assembly for the indispensable section authorization to instantly terminate officers for intelligibly egregious behaviour successful the involvement of nationalist safety. I look guardant to a swift and thorough judicial process.”

4th District Councilman Mark Conway said the incidental and the cover-up effort are “appalling.”

“There is nary script successful which brutalizing, degrading, and threatening the beingness of a teen — oregon anyone — is an due portion of an arrest,” said Conway. “It is situations similar this that breed mistrust toward constabulary successful Baltimore’s communities and frustrates metropolis government’s efforts to marque our metropolis safer.”

Conway said helium supports each measures to terminate the officers.

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