The Baltimore police officer seen on video assaulting a man at a bus stop has been criminally charged. Officer Vincent E. Cosom argued with Kollin Truss before viciously assaulting him. Truss’s girlfriend stepped in to try and stop the attack while two other Baltimore cops did nothing to stop the violent assault on Truss by their fellow officer.
The Baltimore Sun reports,
A Baltimore police officer who was caught on video beating a suspect — but remained on the job for three months until the video was publicly revealed — was criminally charged with assault and perjury, city prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Officer Vincent E. Cosom Jr., a seven-year veteran of the force, is shown on city surveillance camera footage launching what appears to be an unprovoked attack on Kollin Truss at a bus stop on East North Avenue.
A surveillance camera operator flagged the footage on the night in June that it occurred, and prosecutors and internal affairs detectives were aware of it, but Cosom was not suspended until Truss’ attorneys made the video public last month. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said he had not been aware of the incident until then, and suspended Cosom on Sept. 16.
Baltimore cop charged in bus stop beating caught on camera
A Baltimore police officer faces charges in the beating of a suspect that was caught on tape.
In addition to second-degree assault, Cosom was charged with perjury after writing in a statement of probable cause that Truss had assaulted him. Read more…