Baltimore City officer suspended after chase

A Baltimore City police officer has been suspended amidst an investigation into the capture of a teen involved in a chase.

Officials say the officer used excessive force in the apprehension of the teen. Officers were in pursuit of the teen as a part of an auto-theft task force investigation. As they attempted to stop the vehicle on Bel Air Road, it went off the road and collided with parked cars.

"The commissioner, Commissioner Batts and myself, are very disappointed and troubled by what we saw on the video," said Deputy Commissioner Jeronimo "Jerry" Rodriguez.

By video, Rodriguez was referencing a video that shows an officer striking the teen.

Rodriguez said it is his hope that the men and women that work hard every day for the Baltimore Police Department are not measured by incidents currently being investigated.

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