Police release video of officers’ fatal struggle with teen
GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — Officials have released body camera video of a deadly encounter between police and a black teenager who died after struggling with officers in a town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Greensboro Police Chief Mike Petyo released the footage after a county prosecutor announced Thursday that he isn’t asking a grand jury to consider criminal charges in the September 2018 death of 19-year-old Anton Black.
Caroline County State’s Attorney Joseph Riley said in a statement that his office “is not empowered to prosecute tragic acts.”
An autopsy report Wednesday by the state’s chief medical examiner says Black’s congenital heart condition and stress from the struggle likely contributed to his death.
The body camera footage shows Black’s mother screaming her son’s name as she sees officers pinning him down outside her home.