Baltimore Police Department

Police move toward transparency by releasing body camera footage but questions about deescalation efforts remain

Police move toward transparency by releasing body camera footage but questions about deescalation efforts remain

The Baltimore Police shot a man holding two knives on 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue the day after Thanksgiving and Commissioner Kevin Davis was quick to praise the officers—later identified as Gary Brown and Supreme Jones—for how they handled it all.

"I'm so proud of these officers—the way they responded to the scene, the way that they attempted to de-escalate. Unfortunately [de-escalation] didn't work. And then their use of a non-lethal tool like a taser is something that we train and we expect of our police officers." He added that, "by all accounts, preliminarily," the officers acted properly, and noted that the man,...

45°