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Fox 5 has obtained surveillance video of a February 3rd incident involving a Prince George's County police officer that seems to dispute his story about why his gun discharged.
A Cottage City 19-year-old spent nearly 4 months in jail after Corporal Donald Taylor claimed Ryan Dorm assaulted him and the gun went off as Taylor struggled with him. The surveillance video is from a business on Perry Street near Rhode Island Avenue in the Brentwood area. Attorney Jimmy Bell, who represents Dorm, says the video shows Taylor out-and-out "lied" when he wrote up a report supporting assault charges against his client.
The incident started when Dorm and a friend say they went to the "Lowest Price" gas station convenience store late that night to buy snacks. Dorm says his friend was wearing a ski mask because it was cold, but two police officers thought he looked suspicious and were going to rob the store. Ryan says he wanted to avoid any trouble, so he left.. But he says Taylor and a second officer followed him. The video shows Dorm being approached from behind, then smacked in the head with a gun. The video shows the flash from the gun as Dorm was being struck.
Taylor has been indicted and faces a trial in November. Bell has filed a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit in the case.
what would you think?
Dorm says his friend was wearing a ski mask because it was cold, but two police officers thought he looked suspicious and were going to rob the store.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
So cold the cops didn't have coats on and when they grabed his friend he took off. Yup that sounds innocent to me
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
I appreciate other people's opinions but some of you are clearly promoting an agenda in your posts.
It's a knee-jerk reflex of a slave public.
Originally posted by MentorsRiddle
Did the cop do wrong? Of course.
However - what did the kid do that warrent that reaction?
Why was his friend wearing a hockey mask?
Common - these kids were probably provoking people, and frightening people....
The cop could have shot him and walked away. After all his friend was wearing a hockey mask at a GAS STATION....
what would you think?
Cop was wrong - I'm sure that kid did wrong too.edit on 4-9-2012 by MentorsRiddle because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SmikeS
I assume it was a Glock 40, it could be a 9, but its seems like most cops are using the 40's now,
this weapon discharges when dropped also, very dangerous...