A Maryland family was arrested together after allegedly punching and choking police officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance at their home. Despite the violence, no shots were fired by cops.
Police say Beverly Davis confronted the officers when they arrived at her home in Middle River, Baltimore County. According to reports, she allegedly punched two of the cops in the face and when another officer tried to arrest her, Beverly’s husband, Gary Davis, tackled the officer to the ground and choked him until he lost consciousness.
Authorities also said the couple’s son Scott Davis swatted pepper spray away from another officer and prevented her from assisting. Police was responding to a call that Scott Davis had been fighting with his brother at the time of the attack.
The family was arrested outside their home following the May 20 altercation. Beverly and two officers were treated and released from an area hospital.
There's an obvious contradiction between the way police resolved conflict with the Davis family and the way police interact with many African Americans. Increased awareness of police shootings involving unarmed black men make this situation particularly interesting.
Beverly, Gary, and Scott Davis are each charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, second-degree assault and assaulting a police officer. A juvenile was also charged.