The Baltimore Police Department is once again in the national spotlight, as another officer was caught on camera rushing an unidentified protester and pushing him into a wall on Wednesday.
The video was originally aired by ABC News and it shows the officer grabbing the demonstrator by the neck before pushing him against the wall, shortly after concerns over a possible confrontation between demonstrators and authorities.
A witness said there was no indication that the man had interacted with the officer, but police quickly crowded around the scuffle preventing the crowd from approaching them. The protester can be seen on the ground as other officers form a human wall.
See, the officers in Baltimore will continue to provoke protestors tonight, as they want confrontation. https://t.co/ZXr2r2UrsG
— deray mckesson (@deray) December 16, 2015
The protest took place as the trial of Officer William Porter, one of the six officers tried in connection with the death of Freddie Gray earlier this summer, was ruled a mistrial as the jury could not reach a verdict.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a statement saying police were ready if the demonstrations were to become violent.
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