Police investigating arrest that is causing a stir around the city

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Published on December 6, 2019 - Duration: 02:27s

Police investigating arrest that is causing a stir around the city

A viral social media video of Baltimore City Police arresting a man on a sidewalk in South Baltimore is causing a stir around the city.


Police investigating arrest that is causing a stir around the city

OF BALTIMORE CITY POLICEARRESTING A MAN ON A SIDEWALKIS CAUSING A STIR AROUND THECITY.

PEOPLE ARE QUESTIONITHE TAKE DOWN AND POLICE AREINVESTIGATING WHETHER THE USEOF FORCE SHOWN WAAPPROPRIATE.

WMAR2 NEWSKADHIM IS LIVE AT BALTIMORPOLICE HEADQUARTERS TONIGHT.EDDIE THERE IS STILL A LOT WEDOINCIDENTYEAH WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEARTHIS IS A 45 SECOND VIDEO THATSTARTS WHEN THE OFFICERSALREADY HAVE THE MAN ON THEGROUND.

WE DO KNOW IT HAPPENEDON DECEMBER 2ND AND THPOLICE ARE INVESTIGATING IT.*YOUR CHOKING M* THIS VIDEOPOSTED BY TRAY SMITH SHOWINGTWO BALTIMORE POLICE OFFICERSON TOP OF DAVID DIXONDEMANDING HE PUT HIS HANDSBEHIND HIS BACK.

DIXON ISCHARGED WITH FELONY DRUGPOSSESION, TRESPASING ANRESISTING ARREST.

THE OFFICERWAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL.THE DEPARTMENT SAYS THESUSPECT BIT HIM.

THE 45 SECOVIDEO DOESN'T SHOW WHATHAPPENED LEADING UP TO THIS.COUNCIL PRESIDENT BRANDONSCOTT TWEETED THE VIDEO SAYINGHE WILL BE PERSONALLYFOLLOWING UP WITH COMMISSIONERMICHAEL HARRISON AS MOREDETAILS COME TO LIGHT.

ONLINECOURT RECORDS SHOW THAT THEARRESTING OFFICER IS NAMEDLEON RILEY IN A STATEMENTBALTIMORE POLICE SAID THSTARTED INVESTIGATING THEINCIDENT ON DECEMBER 2Nā” TDAY IT HAPPENED.

THEY SAY THEYARE LOOKING INTO THECIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED TO THEARREST AND EVALUATING WHETHERTHE ARREST ITSELF AND THE USEOF FORCE ARE IN COMPLIANCEWITH THE DEPARTMENTS POLICEAND PROCEDURES.

COMMISSIONERMICHAEL HARRISON BALTIMOREPOLICE DEPARTMENT14:02:0ā”14:02:15 "We workedcollaborativly with thedepartment of justice andtraining on use of forceembrace national bestpractices.

THIS COMES A WEEAFTER HARRISON UNVEILED A NEWPOLICY ON USE OF FORCE FORPOLICE.

THAT POLICY WENT INTOEFFECT THIS WEEKEND ANDHARRISON SAID DEPARTMENTSACROSS THE NATION WILL BELOOKING TO IT AS A MODEL GOINGFORWARD.

14:02:3ā”14:02:39"The revised policies whichincluded feedback from theofficers and members of thepublic emphasis using forceonly when neccesary,reasonable, aproportionate."HARRISON ALSO SAID LAST WEEKTHAT THE DEPARTMENT WIPROVIDE ADDITONAL USE OF FORCETRAINING IN 2020 AND AS PARTOF REGULAR TRAINING MOVINGFORWARD.

I WENT TO AN ADRESSLISTED FOR DIXON TO TRY ANDGET HIS SIDE OF THE STORY BNO ONE ANSWERED.

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