Cop faces charges in taped pistol-whipping

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Prince George's County Corporal Donald Taylor is facing multiple criminal counts in the pistol-whipping of a local man outside a store last February in Brentwood, that was captured by a video surveillance camera.

The video appears to show Taylor approaching Ryan Dorm, 19, from behind and striking him in the face with his gun, A flash on impact appears to be the gun discharging. Police said the officer lied about the events, claiming that Dorm reached for his weapon.

Taylor has been charged with misconduct, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault.

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Taylor's attorney, Robert Bonsib, did not immediately return a telephone message asking him for comment. He has said his client plans to fight the charges.

* Information from WJLA | ABC7

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