Officer's cleared in death of Anthony Anderson


The state's attorney's office announced Thursday that three Baltimore city police officers investigated in the September death of Anthony Anderson will not be charged.

The 46-year-old died from blunt force injuries to the torso. His death was ruled by the chief medical examiner as a homicide.

The investigation, officials say, revealed officers did not use excessive force.

According to a report issued by the state's attorney's office Thursday, three detectives were patrolling the area of Biddle and Bradford Street when they thought they witnessed a drug deal.  Officers say they followed Anderson, believed he was involved in the deal.

The report states that Anderson refused to acknowledge officers and attempted to swallow a bag containing narcotics. It's at that point that investigators say an officer took Anderson to the ground.

Investigators say Anderson's fatal injuries were sustained during that takedown.

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