A Baltimore City police officer was sentenced to 45 days in jail followed by 18 months of probation and 200 hours of community service for assaulting a man in police custody and then hindering the internal affairs investigation into the incident.
The Prince George's County Police officer caught on tape pistol whipping a teenager last February is part of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff. That's according to an attorney involved with the civil case.
One of the couple's attorneys tells ABC2 Donald Taylor, the husband of Kristy Murphy-Taylor, is involved in what he calls an unrelated matter to the civil case the pair has brought against Queen Anne's County Sheriff Gary Hofmann, his brother, John Hofmann, the Sheriff's office and the state of Maryland.
The couple has filed a $10-million federal lawsuit , claiming the Sheriff and others in supervisor roles knew Murphy-Taylor was being harassed by Corporal John Hofmann, who is the Sheriff's brother. Corporal Hofman eventually pleaded guilty to second degree assault related to a 2009 incident involving Murphy-Taylor. His police certification was officially removed in 2011.
Meanwhile, Murphy-Taylor's husband, Corporal Donald Taylor has been charged with second degree assault, reckless endangerment, making false statements to police and misconduct in office related to an incident involving a 19-year-old man in February of this year. In a video released yesterday, Corporal Taylor is seen swinging his gun, hitting Ryan Dorm in the face with the weapon. Taylor's weapon also discharged. In his original report, Corporal Taylor said Dorm was assaulting him and attempted to grab his weapon.
Corporal Taylor's trial has been set for this November. The civil case brought by him and his wife was filed in August.
An Eastern Shore woman convicted in the death of a child in her care will get a new trial thanks to a judge's decision.
In a detention hearing in federal court, prosecutors detailed new evidence in their case against a Severna Park woman accused of posing as a physician's assistant.
An Anne Arundel County woman is indicted by the feds for posing as a physician's assistant and treating patients.
Zero tolerance for pot has been the norm for decades for workplace drug testing, and, in most states, for policing drugged driving. But with millions of Americans now legally able to use pot for either medical purposes or outright, there’s growing demand to know how much is too much to safely drive or perform on the job.
Across the region, police agencies say they don’t tolerate harassment among officers, though there’s no cut and dried solution.
When it comes to cruising, people put a lot of time and energy into researching the prices, amenities and destinations. But according to a recent government report, consumers may not be as informed as they should be about the safety and security on these vessels.
Would you spend more than $16,000 to upgrade to a business class flight? Our investigation found one agency let a top executive use your tax dollars to do just that.
She hasn’t driven on the JFX. She hasn’t visited the spot where she fell. And she’s never talked about the accident that ended her career, until now.
Before you hear former Baltimore Police officer Teresa Rigby detail the accident that ended her career, dispatch tapes take us back through the response to the crash.