Baltimore Officer Arrested For Hitting Armed Suspect

Baltimore police officer Kevin Battipaglia has been arrested after hitting a suspect who was armed with a gun.

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Police Department Officer Kevin Battipaglia was arrested on Friday, suspended without pay, and criminally charged after allegedly hitting an armed suspect in the line of duty.

The initial incident occurred on Dec. 24, 2017 when officers arrested 21-year-old Darrian Carr on gun charges.

The details about the arrest have still not been made publicly available, but Carr's attorney offered the suspected gun offender's version of events, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Carr claims that he was just walking down the street when Officer Battipaglia suddenly hit him over the head with his department-issued baton (espantoon), knocking him to the ground. Other officers rushed in and helped arrest Carr for possessing a firearm.

This account of events is only the suspected gun offender's account of events and is not the result of any investigation or police reports, which have not been released.

Now, the State's Attorney's Office is charging Officer Battipaglia with first-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Despite charging Officer Battipaglia, the prosecutors are continuing to charge Carr with the gun offense.

This indicates that prosecutors acknowledge that Officer Battipaglia had a lawful reason to detain and arrest Carr, but that they believe his use of force against the armed suspect was unnecessary.

The reason for the detention has not been released.

Carr is being held without bail on the gun offense, and his trial is set for April, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Baltimore PD spokesperson T.J. Smith released a statement which said, "We take these matters very seriously. Our Office of Professional Responsibility is working with the State’s Attorney’s Office with regard to this matter. The officer is a five-year veteran who was assigned to Northeast District patrol. At this stage, the evidence in this case will be scrutinized in the judicial system."

The State's Attorney's Office is headed by Marilyn Mosby.

Mosby is known for being the prosecutor who charged six Baltimore officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Without waiting for an investigation to be completed, or reviewing all of the details of the case, she quickly brought charges on all officers involved in the arrest, and had them arrested when there was no apparent probable cause for their arrest.

All officers were later acquitted or had charges dropped when it was clear that Mosby lacked evidence that the officers had committed any crimes. Five of those officers are currently suing her.

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Jbkerner
Jbkerner

Sounds to me like "Balmer" is hostile toward police. Not sure why they don't transfer out of shitty city!

Saints
Saints

Just hearing her name "Mosby" turns my stomach, I want to vomit... hope she gets fired soon!!! Karma will catch up with her, she's going to help a criminal go free.. he is going to hurt her family one day!!!..

LEO0301
LEO0301

The key to being a good police officer in Baltimore is to avoid any confrontation, especially if the person happens to be black. Don't get involved officers, just respond to calls and take reports.

MichaelP
MichaelP

What is an officer to do? “They” don’t want officers to use lethal force anymore and now officers aren’t allowed to use non-lethal force against armed suspects...what exactly do “they” want officers to do? The prosecutor’s office is charging the involved officer with “misconduct in office”...when does Mosby get charged with misconduct in office? She is harassing police officers for her own gain.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Mosby - the criminals best friend! Why is she still in a job??

COMBAT101ST
COMBAT101ST

Thank you Obama for the mindset that you left.

SheepDog1
SheepDog1

She's part of that swamp that needs to be drained. Mosby is a thug in a political office, and she needs to be dealt with by the judicial system. Hope Battapaglia sues the shit out of her.

Grog
Grog

WTF is she still doing working for the State Attorney's office? This bitch needs to be removed from her position!!!!!!!!!!

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

Mosby is an embarrassment to her profession. She needs to be removed from office for criminal malfeasance.

Juldrith
Juldrith

The cops in Baltimore should all just walk, go ahead criminals have at it! The government of Baltimore wants the criminal element I say let them have it. Prayers for all police, firefighters, EMT's , you are all at risk & in Baltimore the politicians just don't give a DAMN about you only the poor downtrodden criminal.

MadMaxxx
MadMaxxx

Another soon to be another millionaire scumbag criminal.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

How long has Mosby been on the take for the N-Double-A-Klux-Klan?

chesepioc
chesepioc

Because the people who keep making the criminals voted her into office.

Sastac1
Sastac1

They will now arm all police officers with a bag of staypuff marshmallows, that is all they will be allowed to use.

rspurgeon
rspurgeon

Mosby the DA is nothing more than a racist, should have been sued royally on the other officers, and after experts come in an testify this officer should be acquitted and they need to hold "her personally" accountable for her over zealous conduct in office and remove her for cause. I feel sorry for Baltimore officers

Badge204
Badge204

Why no one wants the thankless job

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

SHAME on the PD Chief. He should resign, dig a hole and crawl in it. They admit the MF was committing a criminal act, WHERE'S THE BEEF? They should have shot the SOB.

Divadeb
Divadeb

If I were a Baltimore Police Officer I would move to another state,screw these anti law judges,A woman holding a2yr old baby,using the baby as a human shield,while waving a gun around threatening Officers,they shot her& she died, her family filed a lawsuit against PD dept& won $1.3mill,I feel for the Officers who go out there& protect citizens& thugs& illegals. In Baltimore,they are treated so unfair& unlawful! They should all move& let Baltimore thugs kill each other. They would be begging for Cops to comeback. There are no laws,no judges who enforce the laws,the legislate from behind the bench& should be disbarred&arrested for not enforcing laws& purposely getting cops killed.

pixiepup
pixiepup

This is going to keep happening to officers doing their job till they get rid of her! Sad

Swjw121050
Swjw121050

One more bullshit charge brought by racist DA. She’s the one who should be in jail!!!

rds40
rds40

But...we need MORE gun laws....

rds40
rds40

49 homicides so far this year...and that moron will help it go higher.

Buffee77
Buffee77

I apologize that I can not respond to y'all comments. It wouldn't allow me too. So please don't think I'm ignoring yalk.

Steve1
Steve1

All cops in Baltimore should get the flew or just walk until Baltimore DA is no longer RACIST and or the DA and city support the police!