From the Aberdeen Police Department:
UPDATE: Injured Officers Involved:
Officer First Class Jeanette Giganti – released from Harford Memorial Hospital
Officer Douglas Taddeo – released from Harford Memorial Hospital
Officer First Class Ryan Nelson- Stable Condition – University of Maryland Shock Trauma
Update- Ofc Nelson has been released from the hospital & is resting at home. 1215hrs
On Monday, February 29, 2016 at around 0129hrs officers with the Aberdeen Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Post Rd at Greene Ave. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 32-year-old Raymond Dawkins of Woodbrooke Ave in Baltimore.
Officers learned that Dawkins’ Maryland Driver’s license status was revoked. While officers were conducting their investigation the rear seat passenger exited the vehicle and discarded what officers believed to be a controlled dangerous substance or contraband. Officers immediately engaged that subject and a struggle ensued.
During the struggle officers radioed for assistance. One officer who was responding to the scene was involved in a single vehicle accident on Rt 22 near Rogers Street that rendered the vehicle partially disabled. The vehicle was able to travel to within approximately a half mile of the traffic stop where the officer then ran on foot to assist fellow officers.
Officers were able to gain control of the suspect and place him under arrest. He was identified as 34-year-old Brandon Lee Watson of E. Bel Air Ave in Aberdeen.
Watson was initially transported to Harford Memorial Hospital for a medical emergency and has since been released.
Two officers who were involved in the altercation with Watson were also treated at Harford Memorial Hospital for injuries and have also been released. The officer involved in the vehicle accident was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma where he is under observation and is listed in stable condition. A personal injury attorney has been contacted by the victims. Check out this site if you’re looking for a personal injury law firm.
Brandon Watson is in police custody and has been charged with first and second degree assault, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana more than ten grams and possession of PCP. You can browse around here to know more.