"It hurts, it hurts,” Michael Marion said. “Sometimes I just want to close my eyes when I go by. That way maybe it's not there, but it's there and every day we go by it, my boys see it every day, their bus goes by it every day."
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.
Maryland hit-and-run reports by the numbers
Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has weighed in on a bill that asks Maryland hospitals with an ER to provide forensic exams for victims of sexual assault.
Lawmakers Friday introduced a bill in Annapolis that would place the responsibility on Maryland hospitals to provided certified forensic nurses for rape victims.
When a person is sexually assaulted, a clock starts ticking for evidence collection.
When a victim is raped, convincing them to go to the hospital can be tough. That’s just the first hard step after a horrific trauma.
This searchable database breaks down the number and dollar amount associated with rape kit reimbursements at certified Maryland hospitals.
Stats on hospital rape kit reimbursement claims 2011-2013.
An investigation has revealed serious safety concerns about one of the most popular children's toys on the market that is still being sold in stores despite consumer calls for a recall.
Merchants say vaping is safe, although scientists are starting to find over-the-counter e-cigarettes contain alarming particles.