Charges Dropped Against Man Shot by Baltimore Police

8/5/2020
 

Last month, a Baltimore man having a behavioral crisis was shot and critically injured by Baltimore Police responding to the crisis. It was later announced that the man would be charged with first-degree assault because he waved a firearm at the officers, as corroborated by body camera footage.

Now, the charges have been dropped. Zy Richardson, spokesperson for the office of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, claims the charges were filed without consulting their office and that, due to the pandemic and the man's current mental and physical state, a final determination on how to move forward will not be made yet.

More Information on the Incident
Maryland ACLU Calls for Mental Health Reform in Response
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