Last week, a Fox News station in Baltimore, Maryland, received a surveillance video showing a Prince County, Maryland, cop beating a teenager in the head with a gun.
Ryan Dorm had not committed a crime, but despite this the cops considered him and a friend suspicious. The two men were wearing ski masks while buying food as at gas station on Perry Street in Brentwood, Maryland. Dorm later said he was wearing a ski mask because it was cold.
Corporal Donald Taylor said Dorm had assaulted him and his gun went off as he struggled with Dorm. The surveillance video, released after Dorm had spent months in prison, reveals what has now become routine – the cop lied and an innocent man spent time in prison.
BRENTWOOD, Md. –
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.
Taylor was indicted after the video was made public. He faces misconduct, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault charges. Dorm’s lawyer, Jimmy Bell, has filed a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit in the case.
Unfortunately, Maryland tax payers will end up paying for the psychopathic behavior of Donald Taylor/ He should have never been hired as a policeman. Police need to be rigorously tested for signs of psychopathy and sadism.
Cops who assault citizens without reason should be immediately fired and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Prosecuting and incarcerating violent cops will help make sure other cops know such unacceptable behavior will go punished.