Baltimore, Maryland — Several Baltimore Police Officers were in the intersection of Baltimore and Gay Streets at 10:29 p.m. on May 29, 2020, limiting eastbound traffic, when a vehicle pulled up to the intersection and began to head northbound through the intersection. Sgt. Graig Higley put his hands up in an attempt to get the vehicle to stop because the light was red. At that time, the vehicle accelerated towards Sgt. Higley, who moved out of the way to prevent being hit. The vehicle then proceeded through the intersection, made a u-turn, and then proceeded towards Sgt. Higley again. Two officers (Sgt. Graig Higley and P.O. Terry Love) then drew their weapons and pointed them at the vehicle, ordering the driver to get out. The driver (the Involved Citizen) got out of the car and stated “shoot me” and then she sat on the ground. While on the ground, Sgt. Higley closed the driver side door to prevent the Involved Citizen from returning to her vehicle.
At that time, the Involved Citizen spat at Sgt. Higley. Additional officers were called to assist. While awaiting other officers, the Involved Citizen stood up and walked towards Sgt. Higley. After thrusting her hands towards Sgt. Higley, he grabbed her arm in attempt to place her under arrest. Once Sgt. Higley grabbed her arm, the Involved Citizen struck Sgt. Higley in the face. Officer Terry Love then attempted to restraint the Involved Citizen, but she broke free and struck Sgt. Higley in the face again. At which time, Officer Terry Love struck the Involved Citizen in the face, with a closed fist, causing her to fall to the ground. The Involved Citizen was subsequently taken into custody with the assistance of several other officers. Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office said the officer will not be charged.