BALTIMORE, MD .Baltimore police say a sergeant was assaulted Friday night while conducting a business check on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Officials say the incident occurred just before midnight.
Just before midnight last night, one of our sergeants was conducting a business check on Pennsylvania Avenue when a person in the business became argumentative with the sergeant and spat in his face.
Police say a video posted online shows several people kicking the sergeant as attempts to arrest the suspect. Based on our preliminary review of the incident, the sergeant did nothing to provoke the assault, and the sergeant should be commended for using the appropriate amount of force to apprehend his assailant. Commissioner Harrison responded Saturday morning,
The men and women of our department work tirelessly to protect the people of Baltimore every hour of every day. The actions of these assailants — and this type of behavior — simply will not be tolerated. I am outraged, as any resident of Baltimore should be, by this incident. We can not, and will not, allow any member of the public, or one of our officers, to be assaulted. We are now working to identify everybody involved and, when we do, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law
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