An arrest made by police in Anne Arundel County, Maryland is receiving viral consideration after pictures present officers trying to bodily take away a person out of a automotive.
An arrest made by police in Anne Arundel County, Maryland is receiving viral consideration after pictures present officers trying to power a Black man out of a automotive.
Antoine Lee Wedington, 23, of Brooklyn, Maryland, was arrested within the space of Shady Facet Street and Deale Churchton Street in Deale on Monday, Oct. 19.
The video, shot by Wedington’s girlfriend, reveals him sitting within the passenger’s seat, asking officers why the automobile was pulled over and why, because the passenger, he should present officers his identification throughout a visitors violation.
It was one in a sequence of three movies posted on-line of the incident.
Police solely responded to the primary query, stating the driving force was going 45 mph in a 30 mph pace zone.
As Wedington continued to handle the recording, officers started trying to take away him out of the automotive by grabbing his legs and shirt. Wedington, making an attempt to remain in his seat, requested why the officers weren’t giving him an opportunity to get out of the automotive.
“You had multiple chances,” one of many officers mentioned.
The video ends with Wedington receiving a kiss from his girlfriend and asking the officers to cease pulling him out as he held onto the automotive. His arrest, launched on the video platform TikTok, has been seen over 19 million occasions.
“I am a human being,” Wedington mentioned.
The Anne Arundel County Police Division responded to the Monday incident with an announcement on Saturday “to provide clarity to our community members and those who viewed the video.”
Police mentioned they “obtained information” of Wedington’s id through the visitors cease and realized he had two energetic arrest warrants on file.
Maryland Case Search data reveals that two warrants have been served after Wedington failed to seem in court docket.
— Anne Arundel Police (@AACOPD) October 24, 2020
Police mentioned officers advised Wedington in regards to the warrants and gave him “numerous verbal requests” to get out of the automobile, police mentioned.
After being requested a number of occasions to exit the automotive, officers bodily eliminated him from the automobile and positioned him beneath arrest.
His girlfriend was given a ticket for the visitors violation and allowed to depart the scene.
Wedington was charged with “resisting (or) interfering with arrest” and transported to the Anne Arundel County Detention Middle in Annapolis. He’s being held with out bond.
Police mentioned Wedington didn’t subject a grievance of harm throughout and after the arrest.
A map of the realm the place the Oct. 19 arrest occurred is under.
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