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Officer seen on assault video charged with assault, perjury

By Justin Fenton,
The Baltimore Sun

A Baltimore police officer who was caught on video beating a suspect but remained on the job for three months until the video was publicly revealed was criminally charged with assault and perjury, city prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Officer Vincent E. Cosom Jr., a seven-year veteran of the force, is shown on city surveillance camera footage launching what appears to be an unprovoked attack on Kollin Truss at a bus stop on East North Avenue.

A surveillance camera operator flagged the footage on the night in June that it occurred, and prosecutors and internal affairs detectives were aware of it, but Cosom was not suspended until Truss' attorneys made the video public last month. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said he had not been aware of the incident until then, and suspended Cosom on Sept. 16.

In addition to second-degree assault, Cosom was charged with perjury after writing in a statement of probable cause that Truss had assaulted him. All charges against Truss were dropped after prosecutors saw the video evidence.


The police should be under video surveillance at all times while on duty.

I believe in democracy...

Even with voter suppression, big money donations, gerrymandering, lying ads and just about every single thing in this country that runs counter to government by representative democracy.

America is an oligarchy in practice, no question about it.

But I still believe in democracy.

Vote on Tuesday, while you still can.


When I was a young club goer, this was my favorite night of the year

An extra hour to party!

Fall back, baby!

Halloween is HERE! Boo!

Always presume that the police will brutalize suspects, if they can get away with it...

Yes, I know that the scumbag they kicked in the head 12 times was a scumbag. But I figure that since they didn't shoot him 12 times instead, they probably thought that the punching him in the kidneys and the kicking him in the head was merely going easy on him.

Halloween is HERE! Doggie Dress up

So what kind of goodies are under YOUR Halloween Tree?

Halloween is HERE! Science!


Halloween is HERE! Yay, cops.

Happy Halloween!
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