Laurel police officers on video hitting handcuffed man.
13 year police veteran charged for shooting incident.
Assistant Chief Kevin Davis announced that the State’s Attorney’s Office issued a criminal summons for Prince George’s County Police Corporal Donald Taylor charging him with 2nd degree assault, reckless endangerment, misconduct in office, and making false statements. Corporal Taylor’s police powers were suspended the day after internal affairs viewed surveillance tapes; the officer was placed on a “no contact” assignment. There is a hearing today to determine Officer Taylor’s pay status. The charges against Taylor, a 13 year veteran of the police department, are related to a Feb. 3, 2012 incident, initially reported as a two males acting suspiciously at a gas station in the 3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue. Taylor’s account to Internal Affairs was that a police involved shooting occurred that one of the “suspicious” individuals attempted to disarm him during a struggle and that’s what set off the shooting in the Brentwood area. The guy, Ryan Dorm, has had all charges against him dropped. After internal affairs obtained surveillance video from a nearby business, IA came to a different conclusion. Captain Kevin Davis wasn’t at liberty to say exactly what they saw on the surveillance/security tapes because that information is related to the state’s criminal prosecution case.
Honestly, I’m proud of the quick response by the Prince George’s County Police Department to this foolishness. Maybe it will serve as a deterrent for any other bad apples.
At the Laurel Station Bar and Grill, police responded to break up a fight. Two men were handcuffed outside the establishment. What was captured on video is two police officers taking the handcuffed man away, then BAM, SLAP, SLAP!!! The police officer hits the handcuffed man three times. According to a Laurel police department spokesperson, who just happens to look like Betty Crocker, the “shift supervisor alerted Laurel Police Chief and an internal investigation was opened immediately.”
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