And he and another cop at the scene were wearing body cameras. Former Baltimore officer and man he punched on viral video testify in assault trial.
Cellphone footage of the incident that went viral last year showed Williams confronting and striking McGrier multiple times on a sidewalk in the 2500 block of E. Monument St. of East Baltimore. Body camera footage from both Williams and a second officer, Brandon Smith-Saxon, provided more angles and details of the altercation.
He resigned the day of, was charged, and is in the middle of a bench trial.
McGrier, 26, suffered a fractured jaw and ribs, swelling around his eye and ringing in his ears from Williams’ punches, his attorney has said. McGrier was hospitalized for three days, according to testimony.
Defense attorney Thomas Maronick argued that the hospital stay of only three days shows, “The injury was not serious in any regard.”
I know lawyers are paid to spin things in their clients’ favor, but is stretching the truth part of that deal? A few broken bones is no big deal. Really?