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Video Proves Baltimore County Cop Lied in Arrest of Parent in School Board Meeting

 

Another Youtube video catches another cop in a lie after the arrest of a parent in a Baltimore school board meeting.

The cop, an off-duty Baltimore County police officer working security, confronted parent Robert Small, who had stood up and interrupted the superintendent over the introduction of a new school curriculum.

The incident begins just after the 1:25 mark when the cop approaches him and orders him to leave, pulling out his badge from underneath his shirt that was dangling around his neck.

Small continues speaking against the board, which was when the cop grabbed him by the arm and began leading him away.

Small continues speaking out, prompting the cop to push him, then shove him hard, prompting gasps from the audience.

Small continues speaking out, which was when the cop pulled out his handcuffs and arrested him.

The lie: The cop charged him with second-degree assault on a police officer, claiming Small had shoved him when he first confronted him.

Now Small is facing ten years in prison.

If it weren’t for the video, there would be a good chance he would be convicted because cops are granted godlike status in this country, even though they continually prove to be anything but godlike.

According to the Baltimore Sun:

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When Small started speaking, (Superintendent Dallas) Dance told him that he believed his question would be answered, but Small continued to talk. After a couple of minutes, a security guard confronted Small, saying, “Let’s go. Let’s go.”

Small, 46, asked him if he was an officer and the security guard, an off-duty Baltimore County police officer, showed him a badge. The officer grabbed Small’s arm and pulled him toward the aisle. The audience gasped and some people sitting nearby got out of their seats.

As he was being taken out, Small said, “Don’t stand for this. You are sitting here like cattle.” Then he said, “Is this America?”

The officer pushed Small and then escorted him into the hall, handcuffed him and had him sit on the curb in front of the school. He was taken to the Towson precinct and detained. Small was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to 10 years in prison, and disturbing a school operation, which carries a fine of $2,500 and up to six months.

The police report said that Dance’s chief of staff, Michele Prumo, who was standing on the side of the auditorium, had asked the officer to walk over and calm Small down. The report also said Small had attempted to push the officer away when he first confronted him.

Call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-2214.

About Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller is founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, which began as a one-man blog in 2007 to document his trial after he was arrested for photographing police during a journalistic assignment. He is also the author of The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which can be purchased through Amazon.