VIDEO: Bystanders Kick Lone Officer Fighting On Ground To Arrest Suspect

Holly Matkin

A Baltimore police sergeant was kicked and beaten by a group of hecklers as he wrestled with a combative suspect.

Baltimore, MD – A Baltimore police sergeant was kicked and beaten by a group of hecklers as he wrestled with a combative suspect on the ground (video below).

The incident occurred shortly after 12 a.m. on Saturday, as the sergeant was conducting a business check at an establishment on Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told The Baltimore Sun.

During the course of his duties, a male inside the business began arguing with the sergeant and spat in his face.

Cell phone footage showed the sergeant as he struggled on the ground with the combative suspect while he attempted to place him under arrest.

Bystanders surrounded the lone sergeant and began kicking him and laughing as he the brawl ensued.

“Beat him! Beat him!” one witnessed yelled.

Another person attempted to drag the suspect out of the sergeant’s grasp at one point, but the sergeant was able to maintain his grip despite the ongoing assault.

None of the bystanders tried to assist or defend the sergeant during the attack, the video showed.

“Our critics say police officers aren’t under attack, spare us your non-sense, the statistics and daily viral videos tell the real tale,” the National Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement about the incident. “And people wonder why law enforcement applications are down 63% in this country. The FOP stands with the hard working men and women of law enforcement, do you?”

One person was arrested, but police are still trying to identify the suspects who attacked the officer, The Baltimore Sun reported.

“We have a simple message for everyone involved. Do yourselves a favor and surrender,” Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young said in a statement. “That type of behavior will not be tolerated and each person arrested will be held accountable.”

Commissioner Harrison also said that attacks on the city’s law enforcement officers “will not be tolerated,” The Baltimore Sun reported.

“Based on our preliminary review of the incident, the sergeant did nothing to provoke the assault, and the sergeant should be commended for using the appropriate amount of force to apprehend his assailant,” the commissioner said.

“I am outraged, as any resident of Baltimore should be, by this incident,” he added. “We cannot, and will not, allow any member of the public, or one of our officers, to be assaulted.”

Once the suspects are identified, “they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Commissioner Harrison vowed.

The sergeant is now recovering from his injuries, FOP spokesperson Sergeant Mike Mancuso told The Baltimore Sun.

Sgt. Mancuso also blamed State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s “activist” agenda for perpetuating anti-police attitudes that spark such attacks.

"[This is] a perfect example where the consent decree and overbearing policies and an activist state’s attorney has gotten law enforcement in Baltimore,” he told The Baltimore Sun.

You can watch cell phone footage of the violent attack on the lone sergeant in the video below:

Comments (277)
GreenMarine50
GreenMarine50

Sounds like cops aren't tuning up the dirtbags in Baltimore as often as they need to.

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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Crime rate of other cities:

  • Baltimore: 816.7
  • Laurel (btwn Balt & DC): 313.8
  • Sykesville (conservative MD): 238.8
RussellSR
RussellSR

Baltimore 62.46% something

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

The usual suspects... why would you even want to get out of the car.. let the animals kill each other and go home safe every night.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

First off, those kicks were lovetaps, not violent in the slightest.

Second, I commend Baltimore's calm response to literally hundreds of crooked cops found within the ranks over the last few years. Baltimore cops should be lucky more of them haven't been quaffed in broad daylight.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Badass officer though. Surrounded, outnumbered and under attack. Was still was able to enact the arrest. Out fucking standing.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

This is when the Bear Spray needs to come out,,,CLEAR THE CROWD

mike wauters
mike wauters

Those amazing 13%, what a wonderful group. Then they wonder why they get shot and killed. Walk away and let them kill each other.

TheRog
TheRog

"Charm City" indeed.

RdnkSinceBirth
RdnkSinceBirth

Arrest all of em...

RdnkSinceBirth
RdnkSinceBirth

Wow..u r a special kinda stupid, aren't u??

BLUE LIFE 734
BLUE LIFE 734

You people, you Human🍕's of 💩, bitch and moan, "gimme gimme gimmee" THUGS, MAKE ME SICK! KARMA'S A BITCH, and SO ARE YOU!! ALL OF YOU HOES!!!! ESPECIALLY YOUR MEN!!!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

I had this happen to me as well. This is a common occurrence in LCD's neighborhoods. I like what I'm hearing from the brass about making sure these people are prosecuted. I certainly hope they don't take the foot off the gas like what happened in NYC recently with the savage that dumped buckets of water on the officers. Lengthy jail sentences is the only way to get the message across to these heathens.

Janken
Janken

ALL OBAMAS BOYS

ConservativeMove
ConservativeMove

Ok Boys and Girls... Liberals destroy cities and we help Conservatives move out - check out ConservativeMove.com

maxx1676
maxx1676

There's racial profiling for a reason folks. Acknowledging the problem often results in being called racist.... "for pointing out reality".

DimplesSmiles
DimplesSmiles

@Hi_estComnDenomn I was reading your comment about cops being pussies and find it comical when people with that mentality can spout off something like that, but I wonder who the first phone call would go to if someone broke into your house, care, attacked a family member, or better yet if you were laying on the side of the road dying and it was a police officer that arrived to you first, let us all know how quickly you would tell him that you didn't want the help of a pussy cop.. so many like you white or black... there are no words

Stay free
Stay free

After speaking with the suspects, they told me what I saw on the video wasn't what happened. They said they was trying to help the officer.

Glad to have that cleared up. Nothing wrong here, move along.

Clay W
Clay W

It is amazing that a group of white kids would do tha......oh. Never mind. 🙄

Wingnutt39
Wingnutt39

Your daddy might have taught you about life. But hes not taught you how to be a human being, you are a fucking disgrace to the human race. People like you make me sick & you should piss off.

garciajbg1
garciajbg1

That is so bad!!!!! That you are being kicked by other people watching. But the minute they would of kick the back man !!!!!! Oh man, we would have a riot and call for the police head. What a shame!!!!!!

Badge204
Badge204

You are so typical. Standing on the block in the hood. On FATHERS DAY. Wondering?
WHO my DADDY? What scum you are

bronx163
bronx163

Let these savages kill each other.

Let baltimore burn. Its a failed city run by corrupt minority leaders.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual hoodrat suspects.....animals!!! 👎😝

Raidergsmith
Raidergsmith

The 13% being the 13%. Trash!

Chiari
Chiari

Go to hell

Debral
Debral

Here’s the solution! Pull all the police out of high crime areas and let the thuggers run their own streets. They don’t deserve “police protection,” they should kill each other until they’re all dead, the Best Possible Option. Dead as donuts, all of them!

Debral
Debral

The Usual Suspects annihilate the Usual Suspects. ROFLMBO

Deadeye321
Deadeye321

The outrage people had against our President when he called out this city. Looks like he was spot on.

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

I hope they identify and lock up every single one of these animals...

Bigg59
Bigg59

You are a HATER and a WORTHLESS POS

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ChouinardMary9
ChouinardMary9

That's what ghetto people act like. I would have shot them.

RandyTLC
RandyTLC

If we can have Orkin come in to get rid of regular rats, why can't we call them up to get rid of hood-rats?

DaleMcNamee
DaleMcNamee

Two people... an adult ( 20 year old Donald Burgess ) and a 17 year old have been arrested in this case today...

Quincy5413
Quincy5413

Bear spray my ass! Pop a cap in ones ass and the other wolves will run like hell😎

PjCali
PjCali

Hope their found and put away for a long time. POS’s

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

🤔🤔🤔 Did he leave his gun in the car ??? My magazine would have been empty after the first kick. DEAD SCUM can't kick twice.

Northern Exposure
Northern Exposure

In about 2012 I was walking an 18-year old female misfit out of the SEC school (which was a high school for those who wouldn't conform to normal society). She had broken up a desk valued at $600 and as I walked her out she threw open a door that went right through the sheet-rock wall. I grabbed her by the upper left arm and she turned suddenly and tried to claw my eyes with a right overhand down-stroke. Just missed my eye by an inch since I turned my head quickly. Imagine a 5'10, 175 lb olympic athlete and that was this female. Like she descended from Amazonian's. Anyway, I grabbed her long curly dreads and threw her on the ground and proceeded to pound her in the face about 4X until she'd had clearly enough. She was a handful physically, but as I cuffed her she spat in my eyes. One male teacher who saw me struggling with her as I tried to handcuff this animal said to me, "I would have helped you, but we have a policy here and we can't get involved unless the officer specifically asks for help." The first Hennepin County judge did the right thing and held her on $20,000 bail for assaulting a police officer (there was school surveillance video and photos of the assault). But two weeks later another judge lifted bail and let her walk. I had to get Hep tested 3X over the next year because she'd spat in my eyes, but even then I could see the end of my career not far in the distance. I retired in 2015 with 23+ years, and I've never looked back. When society can turn on the police and judges, left-wing politicians, and a fake media can paint the police in less than favorable colors at every opportunity, who the hell is going to want to do this job any longer?

mbrockm
mbrockm

Looks like President Trump was right after all. Hmmmmm

Quasar704
Quasar704

This page is awesome... The comments hear would convince anyone that is on the fence about the existence of racism in policing that it is indeed a very real thing.

I’d like to personally thank each of the klansmen that so openly express their anti-black bias on this page while donning screen names indicative of their former or current careers in LE. You guys just don’t know how instrumental you are in exposing the institution of policing for what it is. Take a bow scumbags

Protector
Protector

What is wrong with ppl, kicking a cop while he's fighting for his life? He could of pulled his weapon and shot any of them for fear of his safety. Either help the police or back off. Damn street thugs, one day your clock will run out then you'll see.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

I wish that I had been there because I would have sprayed these maggots in their eyes with my can of Wasp Spray and used my 4ft metal pry bar to beat the scum bags attacking this officer. Several years ago I called the police to report a wanted felon who had an active warrant out for his arrest. When the officer arrived the felon began attacking him. He called for backup and I told the dispatcher “Backup is on the scene.” I then stepped out of my car and pointed my 9mm at the thug attacking the officer, he looked at me and stopped attacking him and put his hands behind his back to get handcuffed.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

these are feral animals. they need to be put down. no respect. no civics. no manners.

lobo267
lobo267

Unfortunately they didn't identify the race of the assailants but then again I guessed without even seeing the video shot by people who dont deserve to be protected by those officers.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#rollbodycam #justsaythathespit

Robocop13
Robocop13

Why be one if you can't act like one.

The express
The express

Maybe Baltimore should hire animal trainer’s instead of police this way they can just go out with whips and whip their asses into shape

ObamaIsARacist
ObamaIsARacist

I love how people so freely use the race and victim cards. The one common theme among them is injustice of the police with some dumbass telling a story about being stopped on a date by the police, twice. Look at the video and you know why the police stop and frisk or stop to check on dates. Social injustice idiots conveniently leave out the violent acts by other blacks to try to push their narrative.

Cops231
Cops231

I retired as a Cop in 2002 and I guarantee that somebody, other than that Cop, would be getting their butt kicked if that ever happened to one of us. In the short 18 years later and this is what my Brothers are having to deal with. I would never wish that kind of treatment on one of my Brothers, but if it’s bound to happen, why can’t it happen in front of me. I would show them some “Old School” self defense.