A viral video captured a Baltimore City Police Sargent being kicked and beaten by a mob that surrounded him as he was trying to make an arrest.
“I am outraged, as any resident of Baltimore should be, by this incident,” Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a statement. “We cannot, and will not, allow any member of the public, or one of our officers, to be assaulted. We are now working to identify everybody involved and, when we do, they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Just before midnight on Friday a police sergeant was doing local business checks when a person inside one of the business became argumentative with the sergeant and spat in his face.
As the officer tries to make an arrest a mob surrounded the officer and began to hit and kick him. Another person tried to pull the man away from the officer and you could hear others laughing in the background.
Sgt. Mike Mancuso, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 said Baltimore District Attorney Marilyn Mosby is to blame claiming the attack was, “indicative of a broken city that is being led by people who have absolutely no real-time crime plan or, it seems, even know how to formulate one.”
Mosby has come under fire ever since the way she tried to railroad police officers involved in the Freddy Gray incident. Since she has been the DA in Baltimore attacks on police have risen and crime has gone unpunished. Last month Mosby made a list of 305 city police officers claiming their credibility was in question and they cannot be witnesses in criminal cases.
Pres. Mancuso Response to Press Conference (PC & Mayor) pic.twitter.com/32k0usao5R
— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) January 18, 2020
Mosby couldn’t handle the criticism and instead of acting in solidarity with other city leaders she made it political.
— Baltimore SAO (@BaltimoreSAO) January 18, 2020
Mosby has been a terrible State’s Attorney for the city and policies she embraced from the former Obama administration has ruined the city.
Below is the attack on the officer, we only have progressive and Democrat policies to blame for this kind of behavior.
This is the current climate in #Baltimore disturbing and humiliating. I’m sure going to work under these conditions is making it harder day by day for most. #stayalertstayalive #Policing in 2020 #ThisIsBaltimore a broken City!! pic.twitter.com/YqoYlkcPjw
— Daniel Barahona🌎🦅🇺🇸 (@GlobalSETT) January 18, 2020