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A man arrested in connection with a sergeant beaten, dragged by a vehicle


Police arrested a man the day after a Baltimore police sergeant was hit by a vehicle and dragged two blocks. Baltimore Police said the Northwest District Police Sgt. was making a vehicle stop for a traffic violation just after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of Park Heights Avenue. Upon approaching, police said the sergeant saw a weapon and confirmed the suspect was armed. The sergeant told him to get out of the vehicle and then attempted to physically pull him out of the vehicle, police said. “The suspect then accelerated his vehicle with the sergeant still partially immobile inside, dragging him about two blocks,” the Baltimore police commissioner said. Michael Harrison said at a press conference Wednesday. The Sergeant was taken to Shock Trauma shortly after the incident. Harrison said he was listed in fair condition. Watch Wednesday’s full update. Joseph Daniel Black, 36, turned himself in after a standoff of several hours at 1600 Druid Hill Avenue. all that,” said Randy, a resident who declined to give his last name. Police cordoned off the area around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. SWAT and an armored vehicle assisted detectives. “I’m relieved it’s over now. I can leave the house and not worry about being in a dangerous place,” resident Aisha said. Harrison said Black confessed to hurting the “Frankly, this individual had no place in the street. He should have been behind bars, but he was still wreaking havoc on the streets of Baltimore,” Mayor Brandon Scott said. The I-Team discovered Black has a criminal history dating back to 2006, including armed robbery , violation of probation, possession of drugs with intent to sell, second degree assault and two convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm.” Black was arrested at least 19 times as an adult, with little or no regard for consequences,” Harrison said. In the latest gun possession convictions, the court suspended the prison sentence instead and sentenced Black to time served since his arrest. This happened in both of these cases. “And one of the factors we had in this particular case was an uncooperative and inconsistent witness,” Mosby said. “In the second case with Mr. Black, it was actually a situation where Mr. Black was defending himself from being shot. So we got a conviction, but it was again, a matter of circumstances that we made an assessment and a recommendation to a judge who ultimately imposed the sentence.”Gov. Larry Hogan responded on Twitter, saying leaders must take action against repeat offenders. “This horrific crime was committed by a violent repeat offender who had been arrested 19 times in his adult life, some for violent crimes. In Baltimore something must be done,” Hogan tweeted. “If the city leaders and legislators had not stood up to us, this violent criminal would have been behind bars prior to this incident. Baltimore City leaders, Police Commissioner, State Attorney and the judges must all come together and finally say enough is enough.” Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 called out city leaders in a tweeted statement, saying, in part, “In 2021, on two separate occasions, the suspect in the attempted murder of our injured sergeant last night has been brought to justice by Marilyn Mosby, accused with a criminal in possession of a firearm. In both cases, he was sentenced to prison.”

Police arrested a man the day after a Baltimore police sergeant was hit by a vehicle and dragged two blocks.

Baltimore Police said the Northwest District Police Sgt. was making a vehicle stop for a traffic violation just after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 5200 block of Park Heights Avenue.

Upon approaching, police said the sergeant saw a weapon and confirmed the suspect was armed. The sergeant told him to get out of the vehicle and then attempted to physically pull him out of the vehicle, police said.

“The suspect then accelerated his vehicle with the sergeant still partially immobile inside, dragging him about two blocks,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a press conference Wednesday.

The Sergeant was taken to Shock Trauma shortly after the incident. Harrison said he was listed in fair condition.

Watch Wednesday’s full update

Joseph Daniel Black, 36, turned himself in after a standoff of several hours at 1600 Druid Hill Avenue.

“Last I heard was ‘Come out with your hands up’ and all that,” said Randy, a resident who wouldn’t give his last name.

Police locked down the area around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. SWAT and an armored vehicle assisted detectives.

“I’m relieved it’s over now. I can leave the house and not worry about being in a dangerous place,” said resident Aisha.

Harrison said Black confessed to his involvement in the sergeant’s injury.

“Frankly, this individual had no business being on the streets. He should have been behind bars, but he was still wreaking havoc on the streets of Baltimore,” Mayor Brandon Scott said.

The I-Team discovered that Black had a criminal history dating back to 2006, including armed robbery, violation of probation, possession of drugs with intent to sell, second degree assault and two convictions for illegal possession of firearms.

“Black was arrested at least 19 times as an adult, with little or no regard for the consequences,” Harrison said.

In the latest gun possession convictions, the court suspended the prison sentence instead and sentenced Black to time served since his arrest.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told I-Team what happened in those two cases.

“And one of the factors we had in this particular case was an uncooperative and inconsistent witness,” Mosby said. “In the second case with Mr. Black, it was actually a situation where Mr. Black was defending himself from being shot. So we got a conviction, but it was again, a matter of circumstances that we made an assessment and a recommendation to a judge who ultimately imposed the sentence”.

Gov. Larry Hogan responded on Twitter, saying leaders must take action against repeat offenders.

“This horrific crime was committed by a violent repeat offender who had been arrested 19 times in his adult life, some for violent crimes. It’s completely outrageous, and Baltimore’s leadership needs to do something,” he said. tweeted Hogan. “If the city leaders and legislators had not stood up to us, this violent criminal would have been behind bars prior to this incident. Baltimore City leaders, Police Commissioner, State Attorney and the judges must all come together and finally say enough is enough.”

The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 called out city leaders in a tweeted statement, saying, in part, “In 2021, on two separate occasions, the suspect in the attempted murder of our injured sergeant last night has been brought in court by Marilyn Mosby, accused of criminal possession of a firearm. In both cases, he was sentenced to prison.”

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