Three Charged with Assault of Baltimore Police Officer

Sergeant Says “Inadvertent” Bump Led to Altercation

Three Charged with Assault of Baltimore Police OfficerAn accidental bump as an officer was asking bystanders to disperse led to an altercation where three suspects assaulted the officer, according to Baltimore law enforcement officials. The officer says he had asked a number of people standing in front of a store in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue to “move along,” when he unintentionally made contact with a 23-year-old man, who apparently turned to the officer and said “the word is excuse me.” Police say the man then spit in the officer’s face.

When the officer attempted to arrest the man, another bystander struck the officer, who fell to the ground. While he was down, other bystanders punched him and kicked him in the head. Shortly thereafter, additional officers arrived and contained the altercation. A 20-year-old male and a teenager were taken into custody.

According to police, bystanders took videos of the attack, corroborating police allegations.

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