Fox News Baltimore recently aired surveillance video of a cop beating a Maryland teen in the head with a gun. The teen, Ryan Dorm, had not committed a crime, but says cops deemed him suspicious anyway.
Ryan Dorm’s friend was wearing a ski mask on the cold and wintry night, and that’s what triggered suspicion, according to the police.
Corporal Taylor said he was being assaulted by Dorm when his gun went off, but as the surveillance video clearly shows, that was a lie.
Dorm says he and his friend had gone to a convenience store to buy snacks when officer Taylor drew his gun and hit Dorm in the head without provocation. Dorm says he heard a shot, and saw a flash, all around the same time, which aligns with the evidence from the surveillance video. According to Dorm, the officer pulled his friend aside, and that’s when he [Dorm] walked out of the convenience store and was hit in the head by the Taylor.
The surveillance video, which shows that Dorm was chased and beaten, and not resisting arrest, comes after Dorm has spent months in prison.
Officer Taylor was indicted after the video was revealed. He faces misconduct, reckless endangerment and second-degree assault charges. Dorm’s lawyer, Jimmy Bell, has filed a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit in the case.