White Family Violently Assaults Cops, But Officers Didn’t Feel Threatened Enough To Use Fatal Force

White Family Violently Assaults Cops, But Officers Didn’t Feel Threatened Enough To Use Fatal Force

Many believe the Davis family incident proves racial bias determines if a cop feels compelled to shoot.

Published June 7, 2018

Four white family members in Maryland were arrested after attacking two police officers responding to a call, yet for some reason, the police did not feel threatened enough to discharge their weapons.

Earlier this week, police in Baltimore County were called to investigate a disturbance occurring at a home in Middle River. When officers arrived, they were met with aggression by Beverly Davis (middle), the mother of the family, reported WBAL.

When Beverly’s husband Gary (left) tried to intervene, she began to attack him, according to officers.

This prompted one of the officers to step in and attempt to stop the assault; however, Gary then attacked the officer and put him to sleep (meaning he put him in a chokehold for so long the officer lost consciousness). 

Eventually, the second officer tried to help his partner, only to be attacked by the Davis’ son, Scott (right).

When a third officer attempted pull Gary off the officer in a chokehold, Beverly and Scott began attacking him.

Both responding officers were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

Beverly, Gary, Scott, and an unidentified minor were arrested and charged with assault on a law enforcement.

In many instances of police brutality, unarmed Black people pose enough of a threat with their presence alone and many end up fatally shot. However, in the case of the Davis family, their attacks and chokeholds weren’t enough to cause the officers to feel threatened.

Many people found this double-standard appalling.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Baltimore County Police)

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