- Jun 15, 2004
- Basic Beliefs
- Only the Nice Squirrel can save us.
The attorneys for a Baltimore County man who died following a struggle with police questioned why officers used fatal force while responding to a call the family says was for a "medical crisis."
Attorney A. Dwight Pettit said Tawon Boyd, 21, called 911 on Sunday requesting medical personnel, but instead ended up in a violent confrontation with police officers at his Middle River home.
Officer Bowman grabbed Boyd, and the officers forced him to the ground, but Boyd "continued to push, kick and flail," and then kicked one officer in the head and Officer Bowman in the face.
Bowman then hit Boyd twice in the face with a closed fist, the report said. Bowman let go of Boyd, but police said he did not comply with the officers' order to get on the ground.