VIDEO: Two Cops Fight Entire Mob To End Brawl, Mayor 'Very Concerned' Over Video

An irate crowd swarmed two Annapolis police officers as they tried to break up a fight on Sunday.

Annapolis, MD – An irate crowd swarmed two Annapolis police officers as they tried to separate two brawling women outside an apartment complex on Sunday (video below).

The chaotic scene erupted outside the Harbor House apartments in the Eastport neighborhood on Sunday evening, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said in a statement on Monday, according to The Arundel Patriot.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., police received a report that a man who had just been involved in a fight had left to go get a gun, the Capital Gazette reported.

When Annapolis officers arrived at the scene, they spotted two women fighting in the lobby area of the Madison Street apartment building.

The women were surrounded by a large crowd of people who came to watch the altercation, police said.

A bystander started recording the scene just as the fight spilled out of the building and moved onto the grassy area near the community swimming pool fence.

The two officers rushed in to separate the brawling women, but people from the surrounding mob began to punch one of the women they were trying to apprehend, the video showed.

One officer was forced to release his hold on the woman he had subdued in order to save the second officer from the attacking crowd.

The woman tumbled to the ground, and immediately jumped up and reentered the fight.

While one officer held on to two women, the other deployed pepper spray to break up the mob.

As he pushed the crowd back with the spray, a juvenile female broke away, and headed back towards the other officer and the women he had detained, the Capital Gazette reported.

The unnamed juvenile punched one of the women in the face and spat at her, prompting the officer to call out for help from his partner.

The second officer then abandoned his efforts to hold the mob at bay, and instead ran over to his partner and the three brawling females, the video showed.

He struck the assaultive juvenile from behind, knocking her to the ground, but she continued to fight his efforts to handcuff her.

The crowd began to surround the officers, and at least one of the officers “arced” his Taser to warn them to stay away, the Capital Gazette reported.

Police ultimately arrested the two women, later identified as 32-year-old Tomeka Myisha Cooper and 21-year-old Nejeria Gross, as well as the 17-year-old female.

Gross and Cooper were uninjured during the melee, but the juvenile emerged from the brawl with small, superficial cuts on her head.

Police asked the girl’s mother if she wanted her taken to the hospital for treatment, but her mother declined.

Cooper has been charged with failure to obey, second-degree assault, and disorderly conduct.

Gross was charged with disorderly conduct, and the 17-year-old was arrested for assault.

The Annapolis Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the altercation, as per protocol for use-of-force incidents.

Buckley said he was “very concerned” about the altercation, and that department administrators are reviewing bodycam footage of what took place, according to The Arundel Patriot.

“We are committed to the highest standards for the Annapolis Police Department and the efforts to improve community policing,” the mayor said. “The safety and trust of community members, as well as APD officers, is of the utmost importance to me and my administration.”

You can watch footage of the officers’ encounter with the irate swarm in the video below. WARNING - Disturbing content and language.

Comments (65)
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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Stay away from these vicious animals as they are not worth the risk.

informative
informative

Humans have a new behavior attribute now. Swarming? Tell the scientists the whole evolution science is totally not settled.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Next time you get a call for a fight in this area,,,take a coffee break then answer the call..a LONG Coffee break.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

Yeah, "concerned" in what way?

Jimmyd2
Jimmyd2

Wonder what the dispute between the two women was about and why it seemed to have resulted in this kind of response from so many others. It doesn't really matter at the end of the day. If an officer tells you to back away and you don't, pepper spray and a taser seem like appropriate non-lethal ways to disperse a crowd. Well done officers!

yelyana
yelyana

ONE question - where were the back-ups?

jimmer1
jimmer1

So two officers go to break up a physical fight between two people in which a firearm was threatened to be used. They get attacked by a larger group and are able to fight them off while still arresting the original two assailants. They do this without hurting anyone. So where’s the fucking problem? I don’t know why these city politicians don’t just get off the pot and come out and say it: we don’t want police to interfere with black people when they’re committing violent crimes because of slavery in the 1800s.

G_Bacon
G_Bacon

Why is it that when videos like this come out, of a large group of people acting like heathens, it's ALWAYS blacks?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Should have just OC sprayed the two people involved in the fight. If others wanted to throw punches, they get sprayed too. Don't want to get sprayed? Don't get involved in the fight.

What is the mayor concerned about? his two officers did their jobs, and had to fight off a mob by themselves. I'd be concerned too; they should have had backup from all available units, to arrest every member of the mob who was threatening the officer.

missmmmac52
missmmmac52

Act ignorant, hate the cops, but when they can't get along they call the cops, SMH.

LEO0301
LEO0301

These officers did a remarkable job handling a pack of wild animals without anyone getting seriously hurt. If the mayor believes he is capable of doing better, maybe he can respond to the next one to offer his guidance. Why are politicians so willing to throw the police under the bus in these situations? They should be condemning the vicious, wild animals that roam our streets instead of looking for fault from the police.

DannyWmo
DannyWmo

This could have turned out soooo much worse. These officers could have easily become the point of the attacks had that crowd turned on them. Lucky for everyone, no one was seriously injured.

mike wauters
mike wauters

The amazing 13%!!!

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

The Mayor is "...very concerned." Without context that quote is not clear, but experience would suggest one of two meanings.

  1. The Mayor is "...very concerned" that people would react in such a manner and endanger the Officers. (3% probability), or

  2. The Mayor is "...very concerned" that Officers would engage in such aggressive behavior with the disenfranchised members of the City. (97% probability)

If number 1, then kudos to the Mayor. In reality it will overwhelming be number 2.

If number 2, then the questions is: Why intervene? The Officers didn't start it, they are greatly outnumbered by people whom experience consistently shows will turn on them in a heartbeat and the only people really risking injury are wearing a uniform.

Call for cover and the Fire Department. If they are still fighting when Fire arrives then have the Captain charge a monitor. Irrigate the area with 200 foot pounds of water and clear.

Cclaxton0
Cclaxton0

This is what happens when a comunity is overtaken by anti-snitch intimidation and police hate.

Jeff1245
Jeff1245

Only two officers for this Crowd?....Where are any other officers?....A lot of these democrat mayors seem to be talking the side of those committing crimes ....Why is this? .....You likely need a new mayor that is committed to the protection of all non criminals.

antialien
antialien

A bunch of welfare retards!

BanditOne
BanditOne

Honestly, where do they come up with these first names? Another example of the 13%ers showing their "true colors" and the mayor better be referring to the mob mentality when he says he is disturbed by the video. Great job by the officers. At least no one from the mob missed work or school during this.

javaguy
javaguy

Concerned because his mob was defeated by two cops. GREAT JOB GUYS

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Considering the circumstances and the animals they were dealing with, job well done!! 👏💪

gfc1963
gfc1963

And the Mayor is questioning the actions of the police???? He should go down to that neighbourhood and beat the shit ouot of everyone living their and tell them they are ruining theoir own lives. And the names of some of these people?? I'm certain black people get a scrabble set and throw the tiles up in the air and make a name up out of what comes down!! Tomeka?? Nijeria??????

KBChicago
KBChicago

(just a thought) Police departments and staff need to start legal proceedings against people who attack them or cause them harm- there should absolutely be a way to start deterring crimes against officers and the people they protect. There's always jail time - that many get out of quickly, so start suing these fools.

bronx163
bronx163

COPS need to let these savages, that’s right fucking savages kill one another. sit back don’t get involved. let it all burn. Let these neighborhoods look like Baltimore. They attack the Sheepdogs that defend society. Fuck them. and Commie liberal mayor.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

The current mayor was born in South Africa and raised in Australis. Unsurprisingly, he's a Democrat and a firm supporter of more gun control.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Let me guess who doesn't pay any rent for those "apartments," and who does pay it (the taxpayers!) If people want to live like savages, let them. If they want the cops to intervene in such a melee don't come crying when they take people down or to jail!

Chuckiesy
Chuckiesy

Let them kill each other if that is what they want. These are savages if they behave like that.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The animals, the animals, trapped, trapped, trapped til the cage is full........

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

and naturally, if any of these idiots have a paper cut from this, they will get a lawyer, scream RACIST COPS and sue the city..elected officials will say "Oh poor babies got boo boo from those mean cops"..here's a few 100K dollars and fire the cops...

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the great contributions of the Black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature makes them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.

Their propensity for peaceful resolutions to every problem, their self-discipline and anger management skills, enrich our culture. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people.

That real estate values are enhanced by the mix of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nature of these communities, is an example of all they have achieved through their enthusiasm for self-improvement by hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature.

And we certainly must not forget their abhorrence for crime and their dedication to observing the law.

Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation...

RoxC
RoxC

The PoLice should just do a drive by for this type of situation when the animals are beating on each other. Come back later and pick up the bodies.

Hawk3699
Hawk3699

Well, the officers survived, but where was their back up? Let the animals play and do a driveby next time. They can be picked up later by animal control latere. I with you DieselDawg, but I just can't afford to move into a great area like Harbor House Apartments. Oh, and use of force- lucky some of thosr boneheads didn't have the craniums dented. And the mayor seems like an asshole.

Glenthegreek
Glenthegreek

Such classy people.

Vigilent
Vigilent

Is that at the zoo?

Vigilent
Vigilent

Apes being apes

zipper22
zipper22

and they wonder why they get shot.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

“We are committed to the highest standards for the Annapolis Police Department and the efforts to improve community policing,” the mayor said.

I wonder what color the mayor is? What exactly in this situation did he expect these officers to do? Me? I'd of kept the rest of the crowd at bay and let them beat the hell out of each other and if anyone tried to interfere, then deploy pepper spray or the taser, but not before!

The mayor has probably never had the fun of being the only cracker invited to an all black tie event either. Ain't no fun I can tell you that!

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

This is when I would have stepped in to help. I'd have used my 4ft metal pry bar along with my can of Wasp Spray. A real easy way to get control would have been to grab them by their weave and bring them down. I am so sick and tired of these Ignorant Morons making all Black People look like Ghetto Trash. I wish I could bring back Harriet Tubman because she'd set these fools straight!

Sgt Rock
Sgt Rock

Good video for next sequel to Planet of the Apes. Cops should carry bananas to toss to disperse crowd.