Letter to the Editor: Calvert County Sheriffs: “I was just going to work…”

July 16, 2017

My experience with Calvert County Sheriffs on Monday, July 10th, 2017

The following information was published online on July 14, 2017, by Adrian A. Hall. A link to the original content can be found HERE.

Hello, my name is Adrian A. Hall. On Monday, July 10th, 2017 at around 6:45am, the start of an unnecessary day began.

I am a member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers apart of the International Union of Bricklayers and work as a mason for JT Thorpe & Son at IHI Kiewitt located at Covepoint in Lusby, Maryland.

I drive a 60 mile commute every morning which is around an hour of a commute one way for me. I leave between 5:30AM and 5:45AM. I arrive at an offsite where I park my car usually between 6:45AM and 7AM. I get on a shuttle bus that takes me from the offsite parking lot to the work site, where I walk the rest of the way and sign in before 7:30AM. I get back home sometime around 7PM. We work ten hours a day (scheduled) at five to six days a week.

So on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at around 6:45am, I was within the last 10-15 miles or so before I got to work. Google Maps said that I’d arrive around 7:05am, so I was within a good time. I was on route 4 (which turns into route 2) behind a minivan and a few other cars for a while (maybe 20 miles or so). A Calvert County Sheriff vehicle made a right turn onto my road ahead of traffic. As a response, all cars slowed down to a bit under 50MPH in a 55MPH zone.

The Calvert County Sheriff started driving slowly onto the road, and then proceeded to accelerate to ride with the flow of traffic. He then road along the right side of my vehicle, looked inside, then lagged back, pulled behind me, and turned his lights on to pull me over. I was on the phone (hands free Bluetooth device) with my wife, Tantalia A. Hall, for majority of the trip.

The officer walked to my passenger side and was hostile. He yelled at me saying that he pulled me over because I was speeding. I asked him how if I had been behind other vehicles. He said to me that I was the lead vehicle, and I stated that I had been behind the same van for a while, and that I saw him when he actually pulled onto the road. He told me that he’s not going to argue back and forward with me, and that I was wrong. He then asked for my license and registration.

I gave him my license and registration and he walked back to his vehicle. After about 20 minutes of waiting, I noticed that other Calvert County Sheriff/Police vehicles had gathered. I then asked my wife if I can call her back while I dialed 911 about this.

When I dialed 911, the emergency service operator was also very hostile. I tried to tell her about the situation and how I felt uncomfortable. She asked if I would like to file a complaint, and I told her that the situation is still in process. She kept cutting me off, raising her voice, and being extremely incoherent. She also said a few times that I was being recorded and I told her that she was as well. She then got upset with me even more and effectively “hung up on me” by putting me on a very long hold. So I then ended the call, and called my wife back so that she could be on the line with me.

After another 10 minutes or so of waiting, the officer came back to the driver’s side of my vehicle and told me to step out of my car. I asked him why, and he said that I would find out soon from another officer.

I stepped out of my car and walked towards the other officer. I was told to stand in front of the police car. I was still on the phone with my wife as she heard what was going on. We both spoke about how this situation was ridiculous and how they couldn’t actively just search my vehicle. They brought a German Shepherd over to my car, who just passed it by as they walked it back.

I kept my phone in my hand, and another officer grabbed my hand and said “FUCK that!” and started swinging at me while grabbing my phone. I asked him what he was doing, and he was too busy trying to take my phone while hitting me in the head, arms, and trying to kick me. The other officers came and grabbed my arms and legs, then pushed me to the ground. They continued to stomp, kick, and punch me saying “take him down!” while other officers were laughing. I felt blunt objects striking me on my left leg and on my head.

They placed handcuffs on me while still attacking me on the ground. I asked why they were doing this and they said I was under arrest. I asked under what charge, and they said “because I was resisting arrest.” What?

The other officers said “we got another one” and made all kinds of inside jokes that were obviously racist as I was escorted back to the police vehicles. They took off my shoes, and searched my body, groping me everywhere and said “He MUST have something on him!” and proceeded to enter my vehicle. Just a reminder, I was pulled over for speeding.

They stripped the seats and tore the interior of my car. Trashed everything from the glove compartment to the trunk of my car with all of my work tools. One of the officers told me that the dogs went crazy because it’s obvious that I was hiding something. For ANYONE who knows me even remotely, they understand these very points:

  • I’ve never smoked.
  • I’ve never drank.
  • I’ve never done any drugs.
  • I’ve never stolen anything in my life.
  • I’ve never bought or sold any drugs.

I’ve lived by this my entire life of 32 years now. This does not mean that I look down on anyone who has done any of these things. It’s just not my thing. Of the many reasons why I don’t, one of the ones I usually tell people aside from the lack of benefits from any of these things is that my ancestors did not spend time being oppressed and slaved for me to waste the few years I have of life contributing these things in my life. So I refuse.

Back to the situation, one of the sheriffs kept trying to suggest through his blatant, consistent, and incompetent fallacies that I was hiding something in my vehicle. I told him I was not, and he kept manipulating his suggestions that someone riding in my car had something or the previous owner had something. I told him no, for one, not many people ride in my vehicle. Especially of that caliber. Secondly, my car is a former police car. I’m the only true domestic owner.

Even still, he continued to go down a list of co-wokers, friends, family members that may have driven my car or hidden something in my car without me knowing. I told him that I’ve never driven any of my co-workers in my car, and the only other people who ride in it are my children.

So they took my wallet and my phone, placed everything in evidence bags, put me in the back of their car, and drove me to the Calvert County Detention Center. Keep in mind, I was pulled over for speeding.

When we arrived, they chained and cuffed me to the walls and benches. They tried to intimidate me with words, stating that I was a criminal who shouldn’t have given them any trouble, that I would be there for years because of my behavior, and that I must have an ongoing history of criminal activity. I asked them why they would say that, and the response I was given was “because they know my kind.”

So, then they kept telling me they wanted to do more searches on me. Strip searches and lots of questions while having grins on their faces. I told them I wanted to make phone calls to my wife and to my lawyer. They told me that I don’t have that right. I said that I don’t want to continue any further without someone that I can trust present. They said that I cannot do anything until I speak with the commissioner, which may not be today or even tomorrow. Then they told me “You don’t have any rights. We work differently.” and I said “I bet.”…keep in mind…I was pulled over…for speeding…

They continued to go on by saying I was being uncooperative, and that I didn’t have control of the situation. Told me that they were afraid for their safety and that’s why they need to search me. They went on about their safety and how I was a threat. I asked how could I be a threat when I’m chained, cuffed, in a secured facility with multiple gates, outnumbered, and everyone has guns. I asked what could I be hiding if they already took everything and searched me. They said that I could be hiding something dangerous inside my body…keep in mind…I was pulled over for speeding…

One of the officers kept saying that his 14 years of experience told him that I was hiding something because I didn’t want to be strip searched. I told him that it’s not really that complicated. I know I didn’t do anything wrong, and I wanted to have a phone call to my wife and lawyer before complying with anymore violations. They left me for hours saying that I have no rights at all and that they run everything. The entire time I was there, they kept telling me that I must have done something, or I wouldn’t be there. I got tired of that.

Later on, I asked what was required of the search and told them I didn’t want anyone touching me anymore. They agreed and had me do a strip search which required me to give them my clothes to check for items. Afterwards, they returned my clothes minus my shoes and belt. They then took me for fingerprinting.

At some point I saw the commissioner on a TV screen, who already had a court date and my charges in front of him. I was cuffed before him and told about how I am a criminal and that I needed to sign papers for my upcoming court date on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017.

He then asked if I had spoken to my lawyer and if he’d be on his way anytime soon. I told him that I wasn’t given “permission” to speak to anyone at all. He paused, and asked if I would like to attempt to get in touch with my lawyer, and that I had 24 hours to do so. I told him that I would like to reach my lawyer, and he told me I could. He went on to say that if I can’t reach him, I have the option to come right back and continue without my lawyer present.

I was cuffed to a wall and desk. I went to call my lawyer and the phones were terrible. Every time I tried to make a call, they didn’t go through. When I FINALLY got a call through to my wife, the recording said we had one minute to speak. After maybe 20-30 seconds, it said we had 15 seconds left and then the call dropped. I could not reach her again. I barely got time to tell her that I was okay, in Calvert County Detention Center, and that I needed her to call my lawyer.

After trying to reach her again and call my lawyer for about 30-40 minutes, I eventually gave up. I asked to go back to the commissioner, and one of the officers told me to wait (while I was still cuffed and chained to the wall and desk).

I asked to use the restroom, and the officer asked how long I’d be. I told him maybe 20-30 seconds, and he said okay. He then took me to my cell. It was about 2:20PM according to their clock, and he told me that I’d have to wait until after 3PM to see the commissioner. He left me there for 2 hours before the shift changed and a different officer came after I knocked on the cell door. He told me that the last officer said that I was trying to contact my lawyer…there was no phone in my cell, and I asked how was I supposed to do that if I was locked in a room for the last few hours? So then he asked if I were ready to go back to the commissioner, and I said yes.

I met with a different commissioner this time. He asked about my background history and work status, criminal activity, and whether or not I understood that I was being detained as a criminal. He then told me about my upcoming court date, and told me the consequences of missing the court date. I want to mention this again. I was pulled over for speeding, yet this was never brought up in any way. I was never even told why I was being arrested to begin with. The charges were that I resisted arrest and impeded an investigation. They didn’t talk about what the investigation was for or anything about me speeding.

I left with, from what I could see and remember at the time, all of my belongings. As soon as I was escorted out of the detention center, I started my walk at about 4:30PM and called my wife.

I got to my car at about 5:45PM-5:50PM after nonstop walking in my worth attire from the Calvert County Detention Center all the way down route 4/2 until I got to my car. I took pictures of the results, got in my car, and drove home. I got back sometime after 7PM.

7/16/2017:

So I spoke with someone who said that I can share the names. Most I only got from looking at their name tags. I’m going to start by linking an article of the one who got this started, the initial sheriff that pulled me over. Jeffrey Denton.

Jeffrey Denton – Pulled me over for “speeding” and played a part of the assault against me.

Badgers – The one who started the assault on me. He’s the one who started swinging punches and kicks on me and started the commotion heard in the video. Did several grope searches on me as well.

R. Hood – The officer that told me I have no rights, and played a huge role in the disturbing issues in the Calvert County Detention Center.

Lanier – This guy kept leaving me in the cell. He was the one who wanted to strip search me the most. Several times I’ve witness him do very disturbing things. There was a small black woman in there that was bound in chains, handcuffed, and wore an orange jump suit. She didn’t make eye contact at all. She was escorted into a room, one male went in (Lanier) and after 5-10 minutes, they came back out. Her face looked even more disturbed after they exited. This room is the same one I was initially escorted to for a strip search, and I refused.

118 Responses to Letter to the Editor: Calvert County Sheriffs: “I was just going to work…”

  1. Malcolm Ex on July 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Are you butt hurt?

    • JASON M HINMAN on July 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Bad form! POS.

  2. Anonymous on July 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    OMG this is horrific! I hope these 4 cops get in trouble for this seriously. This could happen to anyone. This is crazy – seriously.

    • Willie on July 17, 2017 at 2:07 am

      If it is true.

    • Reggie on July 17, 2017 at 5:43 am

      Seriously?

      • Reggie on July 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm

        No. Seriously?

  3. i believe on July 16, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    everything that this man says. calvert county police are out of control. they are partially what is wrong with my country. there are many racists and sociopaths on that police force.

    • Reggie on July 17, 2017 at 5:46 am

      I will agree that there are many racists and sociopaths, but they are on both sides of this nationwide racial debate. Blacks are just as racist as Whites and until they acknowledge that fact, I’m pretty sure this debate will just keep on going like this guy’s letter to the editor.

      • zookiy on July 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

        When you have no real argument or evidence, yell Racism! Loser.

        • Reggie on July 18, 2017 at 6:02 pm

          I’m assuming the you are responding to the OP.

      • Anthony Walton on July 18, 2017 at 9:17 am

        You can say what you want but you and everybody else out here in the free world knows that a lot not all of these white cops think they are above the law. MOst of them are part of the good old boy club. I cant understand why do white cops hate blacks so much? And then you LIE and say this never happened! LIARS! When we are in the same war then a black man is your brother for having your back. I am so glad this was posted so people of color will stay out of your county. We don’t go where we are not wanted.

        • "police" yourselves better on July 18, 2017 at 2:27 pm

          That is where you are looking at things wrong. You boil it down to a hatred of the race. That isn’t the case. It isn’t a dislike of dark skin. Cops aren’t out looking for dark skin. Think of it like this.

          If 85 year old Asian women were committing the most crimes, the cops would be out profiling and watching elderly Asian women. Cuz odds are in their favor that if they watch long enough, and scrutinize hard enough, they will find an elderly Asian woman committing a crime. Its just statistics.

          Now factor in experience. When cops keep finding the same group of people are committing crimes, they look for the signs of that, if they see some of those signs, it doesn’t mean the person is actually guilty of committing those crimes, but its a starting point. If kids are spray painting graffiti, who should the cops look for? Should they look for a 45 year old man wearing a business suit? Or should they look for kids with spray paint all over themselves, and a back pack full of spray paint? Its a sad reality that the black community wont acknowledge because society allows them to deflect from it, rather than face it and fix it. Black America is only 13% of the population. Which, using rough math, means that 6% are male. When 6% of the population commits 45% of the nations crime, odds are in cops’ favor that the black guy they are talking to is much more likely to be a criminal, than the white guy. Sorry.

          Think about it, do black people get mad at “positive” stereotypes? Of course not. “Black people are better athletes”. Do black people get offended by that? Of course not, but why don’t they get mad, its a stereotype. Black people can dance and white people cant. Again, ever see a black person not further that stereotype of “corny white people” not being able to dance? Black guys have a bigger “package”. Have you ever come across a black guy that tells you that its just a myth and its not really true? Of course you haven’t. Black people don’t like stereotypes that they are negative. But someone needs to fix the problem. I don’t have the answers, and I am tired of the response being “you don’t know what its like to be black” whenever I have tried to help. So I don’t care anymore, it really doesn’t affect me at all. You want to break the stereotypes, break the cycle. Stop committing crimes. Start respecting the police. Etc.

          I realize this is just going to get me labeled as racist, cuz you cant handle the truth, but whatever

          • Reggie on July 20, 2017 at 5:42 am

            Spot on.

        • Reggie on July 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm

          Huh?

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Are you black or liberal? Why do you feel one brothas statement trumps four police officers?? Hmmm

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Well we all know your race SMH YOU ALL ARE WHAT’S WRONG. GO JOIN BLM THE TERRORISTS IF YOU THINK THIS IS ALL FACTUAL LOL one black dude vs 4 cops whos more honest hmmmmm.

      • BLM on July 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

        kkk is the real terrorists. Uncover all the dirt Amerikka swept under the rug.

        • SweetyB on July 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

          You forgot your third K in Amerikkka! Sheesh, can’t even get your racist slurs correct!

  4. Chris on July 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Shame on Calvert county sheriff’s office! Some cops take things to far .

    • TellItLikeItIs on July 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Where is this “far” that you speak of? Why are the cops taking things there?

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm

        You’re an idiot if you cant see..smh stupid moron

        • TellItLikeItIs on July 18, 2017 at 8:40 am

          to = used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something.

          too = in addition; also; to an excessive extent or degree.

          There… now it has been explained to you…. IDIOT!

  5. Anonymous on July 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    So everyone was hostile to him? Every cop, even the 911 operator? AND It just so happens to involve one of the cops from Live PD? Hmmmm

    • Autumn on July 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      That’s what I thought

    • Reggie on July 17, 2017 at 5:50 am

      Seems pretty suspect to me as well. I’m not a big fan of Live PD and I’m surprised that one of our local Sherriffs agreed to let them come film in our area due to crap like this. Notoriety is not worth it.

  6. Concerned on July 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Oh I believe it. I’m white but still get targeted and my kids have been harassed multiple times. Dogs “hit” on a car EVERY TIME, but nothing is ever found. One officer even threw the ball in through the car window so the dog would chase it. Calvert Sheriff’s are unbelievable. I can’t wait until someone sues their butts. Something has to change

    • Willie on July 17, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Why don’t you sue them since they have “targeted and harassed” your kids multiple times. Let us know the outcome. Thanks.

    • Bob Lob Law on July 17, 2017 at 7:23 am

      None of this ever happened.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

        How would u know troll?

        • anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm

          He doesn’t obviously.

          • Anonymous on July 18, 2017 at 7:34 am

            None of you know so zip it.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 9:13 am

        This is why every officer needs a body cam..get with the times Calvert..or is there a reason why hmmmmmm.

        • Adam 12 on July 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

          Yes there is a reason. Money. The cameras are expensive and the amount of data that needs to be stored is incredible. But let’s raise our taxes once again to pay for it.

        • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

          Not in the budget. You going to cover the costs? Didn’t think so.

      • Shannon on July 17, 2017 at 11:54 am

        Of course not, if you read the letter it sounds like everyone, even the 911 operator was out to get him.

        • Reggie on July 18, 2017 at 7:01 am

          Well, it is on the internet so it must be true………..

    • SweetyB on July 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Wow, must be quite a family there!

  7. Anonymous on July 16, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I believe every word

  8. Richard Buzik on July 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS HOW THINGS HAPPEN, BUT THIS ANOTHER WAY TO BASH OUR LAW INFORCEMENT IN OUR GREAT COUNTRY. I GUESS WE WILL FIND OUT WHAT THE OUT COME IS AT HIS COURT DATE. I SUPPORT CALVERT CO. SHERIFF DEPT.

    • Gtfoh on July 17, 2017 at 12:45 am

      You are trash just like them

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Because cops are never ever ever wrong right?

    • Anon on July 17, 2017 at 9:04 am

      learn to spell moron

    • anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Inforcement? LOL your opinion is worthless when you can’t even spell basic words that shows your pathetically low IQ. DS.

      • bobsyouruncle on July 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        Except ones spelling ability is not a considoration when measuring IQ.

        • Anonymous on July 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

          That’s consideration jackass LMAO and well I guess that’s good for you than! You need all you can get obviously!!

          • Willie on July 25, 2017 at 4:42 am

            ***than

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      You are probably one of them being you spell enforcement, inforcement educate yourself retard.

  9. William on July 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    fueling racism, fueling police hatred, piece of dirt

    • Anonymous on July 16, 2017 at 10:53 pm

      Anything to protect the pigs

      • Tyrone on July 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        He has to be right because he’s black

    • Charles on July 17, 2017 at 7:01 am

      And somd news net is the catalyst

      • Roger on July 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

        Here Here!!!!

      • Charles on July 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

        Seriously, they allow people to comment and for what purpose? Shock and awe, to get more viewers to the site…to stir up the perverbial pot.

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Has it ever occurred this is the actual truth? You’re the type to stand by the police licking their boots even when they’re blatantly in the wrong. Idiot.

      • Adam 12 on July 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

        So you were there and saw the incident? I think the sheriff needs to speak with you.

  10. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:09 am

    If the police would wear body cameras then you’d have proof. The police department need to wear body camera. It keeps everyone honest and safe.

  11. bigblock on July 17, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Yes didn’t you know everyone in jail is innocent. They didn’t do anything wrong either. The biggest mystery of all time.

  12. didendonuffin on July 17, 2017 at 6:11 am

    None of this is on the car or officers camera’s?

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      That would show theyre in the wrong..you know that’s gone by now.

  13. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Word of advice you get pulled over get the @!!! Off the phone you idiot

  14. MJ on July 17, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Remember there are three sides to every story, your side, their side & somewhere in the middle lies the truth.

  15. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 7:16 am

    When you get booked they are supposed to strip search you moron

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 9:43 am

      first of all I would say it depends on why our are arrested, you don’t just get stripped searched every time you are booked. that wouldn’t even make sense.

      • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm

        MAKE SURE NO WEAPONS ARE GOING INTO THE JAIL

    • Anonymous on July 19, 2017 at 10:41 am

      No they’re not idiot very rarely does that happen I know from experience

  16. WandaW on July 17, 2017 at 7:34 am

    This fairy tail is 100% BS!

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      How would you know? Exactly stfu idiot. Go suck off the sherrifs

      • WandaW on July 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm

        Are you a pimp?

      • Charles on July 17, 2017 at 8:28 pm

        Someone can’t speak English.

      • Anonymous2 on July 18, 2017 at 4:56 am

        Why don’t you STFU you gutless coward!

      • Anonymous on July 18, 2017 at 10:23 am

        There’s actually ONE sheriff and the others are the sheriff’s deputies.

  17. Jay Hemerso on July 17, 2017 at 7:56 am

    I dont believe this, if anything, greatly exaggerated. The cops have cameras., quit trying to play the race card, I think its the other way around in some parts of MAryland, especially PG and Waldorf. Some people have a “YOU OWE ME” attitude.. You know, the ones that cross the road real slow, feeling this is the way they can get back at their oppressors years ago?

    • Seth on July 17, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      OR RIDING IN THE LEFT LANE 100% OF THE TIME..SO IGNORANT..

  18. Giggity on July 17, 2017 at 7:59 am

    60 mile commute, in an hour??? That means his average speed is 60 mph. In this area of the world, you aren’t driving anywhere that fast unless you are speeding. Think about it. Its simple math.

    @30mph it would take 60 mins to drive 30 miles
    @60mph it would take 60 mins to drive 60 miles.

    The speed limit is 55mph, so right off the bat he is telling us all that he speeds everyday. Now factor in that you cant drive more than 5 miles without a traffic light. Lets say he had to stop at 5 lights in that 60 miles. Now he has to drive 70mph, or more, to get that average back up to 60mph.

    I cant speak to the behavior of the cops because I wasn’t there. But there is no doubt this guy was speeding. The whole story doesn’t make sense. I’m supposed to believe that this guy politely, calmly, went along with this whole sequence of events? LMFAO. I’m sure the first words out of his mouth to the cops was about racism.

    Lets pull up the recording of that interaction with 911 and see how things transpired. I am willing to bet that the “hostility” toward him wont be heard on the tape. Lets pull up any body cam or dashcam footage of this interaction. If the write up aligns with the actions of the cops, they should be punished accordingly. If not, this guy is a shining example of what ails this country. But here is the best part, if the audio and video recordings show that the police didn’t do anything wrong, the first thing we will see is that those recordings can be, and usually are, doctored. LMFAO. When there is no footage, every one says, we need body cams, we need body cams, to protect the citizens from bad cops. when the footage shows the cops are ok, “the footage is fake”

    • Cheeron on July 17, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      You get a ticket for speeding. You don’t go to jail. I think that’s the whole issue here.

      • Ho Lee Chit on July 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

        He didn’t go to jail for speeding you genius…

    • anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Another worthless bs comment from “giggity”..

    • Tyrone on July 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      He’s a DC Thug

      • BLM on July 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        Tyrone you are Southern Maryland TRASH

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Learn to read you stupid idiot SMFH DA

      • Charles on July 17, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        Take your own advice.

      • Porterhouse on July 18, 2017 at 4:58 am

        Why don’t you give your real name out instead of calling yourself anonymous, you gutless fool!

        • Anonymous on July 19, 2017 at 10:49 am

          Why don’t you, LMAO what an idiot!…by the way thats the default knee grow.

        • Charles on July 19, 2017 at 12:35 pm

          Says someone named after a steak.

  19. SweetyB on July 17, 2017 at 8:39 am

    What a boat load of crap!

  20. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I’m white and this is horrible how you was treated regarding somebody getting pulled over for speeding. I believe you Sir…. Look at all the man hours they wasted on handling this so called “speeding tkt” situation. Those police officers involved needs to be removed from their duties. Sad!!!!!

    • Adam 12 on July 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Without due process? So basically everyone that is arrested should go to jail without a trial or being seen by a judge? You are taking this guy’s word at face value, unless of course you were there and witnessed what happened. Please don’t reproduce.

    • Rufus on July 17, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Your yellow coward

    • Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      “How you was treated” LMAO another low IQ with an opinion that doesn’t mean squat.

    • Larry Whiteman on July 17, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Right, I’m sure you are. Nice try, Daquan.

  21. SeaOfJoy on July 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Any of this caught on dash cam? Hard to believe that almost every single person he came in contact with did him wrong, even the 911 dispatcher.

    • Lets get the rest of the story on July 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      For his sake I’d have to say, hopefully the audio from the 911 call backs up his story. Because we know EVERY call to 911 is recorded. So that will, at some point, be released. And if the audio doesn’t back him up, it will basically make his entire account nothing more than fabricated BS, even if his account is accurate. Calling out the 911 operator is suspect decision making just for that reason. Id be curious to see the dash cam and body cam recordings.

  22. Joe on July 17, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Interesting approach, submitting details to press and public. He is forever committed to that version and any untruths in it. Following this will be very interesting

    I was a cop for 25 years, and was involved in incidents over the years that when on TV or in the papers, was not even recognizable as the same incident. We shall see.
    “And the truth shall set you free”

    • Ho Lee Chit on July 18, 2017 at 8:48 am

      For all of us, this is the best thing that could have happened. Think about it. First, it is a fantastic story. Sounds highly exaggerated, as if he is trying to be the next big social media firestorm. Second, if he is correct, it should alter the behavior of the police in the county for everyone. Based on all of the whining on here, it sounds like most people would welcome some changes. If he is wrong, and there should certainly be audio and video to show that he is right or wrong, we all get to have a great big laugh at this guy or the cops. Its gold for the “people”. We cant lose. He sure can, but I don’t care one way or another as far as that is concerned, I don’t know him personally

  23. Will on July 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Something seems off on this big time. As the statement goes: “he doth protest too much.” His accusations seem so over the top it appears he’s trying to overshadow details of what might have caused some disagreeable responses.

    However, I will make no judgements here but I’ve “dealt” with the Calvert County police several times in the past few years (I am a frequent speeder and thereby a constant “contributor” to the County) and have never had anywhere near such an interaction with them. More so, I “dealt” with them a few months back on a screwed up “stolen vehicle” issue that had me pulled over and removed from my vehicle. And throughout that whole experience, their actions and behavior were inline with the situation and appropriate. Once is was cleared up and resolved, they were extremely considerate and polite. So I can certainly endorse their actions specific to my dealings with them and question what reasons they would have for operating 180-degrees in this instance without some cause.

    Don’t they have dash cams? Wouldn’t that at least cover the interaction on the roadside?

  24. Bid Cookie on July 17, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I will withhold comment on this story until more information is made available to the public. But, I will say this at this time, This story does not pass the smell test. It just doesn’t make any sense. We’ll see what comes out.

  25. Shannon on July 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Well maybe if you weren’t going 76 in a 55 then we wouldn’t be seeing this rant. Sorry but not sorry.

  26. Yo mama on July 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    “that my ancestors did not spend time being oppressed and slaved for me to waste the few years I have of life contributing these things in my life. So I refuse.”

    Just had to bring slavery into it, didn’t you? GTFOOH with that BS!

    This entire story is so laughably ridiculous, nice try buddy!

  27. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    For everyone saying “if it is true”. it is true. It even happens to white people in the county – but especially people of color. Nothing really goes on in our county so they make things happen. Think about it – most people who grew up in the county and still live here choose to be cops in Anne Arundel or PG – they want more exciting careers.

    Cops here are just straight bored. Oh yeah not to mention they have reality TV producers who are trying to get ratings.

    • Ho Lee Chit on July 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Think about what you are saying genius. “Reality TV producers want ratings”. In other words, you believe this mans story entirely, to include the police beating him with blunt objects on the side of the road, for tv ratings? The cops are just going to beat him senseless on tv, with incriminating video to back up his account, and get them fired/arrested/convicted, for tv ratings??? That makes almost as much sense as his account of the ordeal

  28. Jorge on July 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what Evans answer to this harassment! New sheriff needed in town!

  29. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I hope this is not true. I think the State Police should handle this investigation. Unfortunately, the CCSO has become nothing more than a hostile, unprofessional, paramilitary force in recent years.

  30. Anonymous on July 17, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Somebody’s been watching too many Snoop Dogg videos!

  31. YourMomZaenus on July 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Mr. Hall, your post contains 32 paragraphs, 2,357 words, and 8 times you mention that you were either talking to your wife or that you wanted to call your wife. Yet, in all that, you fail to mention that your wife has a protective order against you…which you were in the act of violating by talking to her. Is that the only detail you left out or described inaccurately?

    • This is Crazy on July 18, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      If you would read the protective order case, you’ll find that the case was dismissed in June

  32. Babs on July 18, 2017 at 1:29 am

    Thank God I had my boots on because it got deep quick. Dude, you should be a fiction writer. No, better yet, this attempt fell short.

  33. Tophat on July 18, 2017 at 6:46 am

    Where are the photos of your vehicle and your personal injuries ,surely you have documented this much detail you should have photos to substantiate your claims. Also why haven’t any witnesses come forward? Surly in this time of police hatred someone saw a group of police officers beating a black man on the side of the road and stopped to video the incident. I hope this is fully investigated and if you are being truthful the deputies are dealt with by the agency, however if you are not being truthful about any of your story I hope you are dealt with as well by the courts and society.

  34. Sean on July 18, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Another dindunuffin…. Since the previous Administration spent 8 years making law enforcement the bad guys and criminals the victim, kids who were not taught respect, this is the crap we now have to read about daily…more people crying. Do you know what I was doing when I got pulled over by Calvert County Deputy? I broke a MD Law for driving, be it speeding, failure to yield, passing on the shoulder while a car made a left hand turn….you know what the common thread is? ‘ I DID SOMETHING WRONG THAT MADE THE DEPUTY PULL ME OVER! ‘ I accept that I did the infraction, no matter how insignificant I thought it was.. Get over yourself people. Be polite, take the ticket and go fight it in court if you think you are right.

  35. Anonymous on July 18, 2017 at 7:56 am

    It appears to me that Mr. Hall is nothing less than an attention-whore. Trying to make a name for himself as a martyr for the BLM movement. “Multiple” sheriff vehicles aren’t going to “gather” unless you’ve given them a reason to, or it’s a felony traffic stop.

    I’ll be the first one to agree that the law enforcement in Calvert needs to concentrate more on patrolling the neighborhoods and less on harassing commuters on route 4, but Mr. Hall’s “story” is a little far-fetched.

  36. 7 Mary 3 and 4 on July 18, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Why would he expect them to mention speeding when he was in front of the Commissioner??? He keeps mentioning that like it means something. You weren’t arrested for speeding dumbass. You were arrested for the other things. Whether those other things are legitimate isn’t for me to decide, but “speeding” is not why you were arrested, and thus not mentioned. The reason for your interaction with the police is irrelevant to the arrest…

    He also seems like the kind of guy that would just chill behind a mini van on his way to work, for 20 miles, and never attempt to pass them…

    Lets hear your recording of the 911 conversation. Lets see your pics of the damage to your vehicle after they “tore it apart”. Lets see the pics of the bruises to your face, legs, etc. You cant possibly expect me to believe they beat you, Rodney King style, “with blunt objects”, but did so in a gentle manner as to not leave marks…

    If he was facing the police car with his hands on the hood, his back was to his car. How the hell does he know what the K9 was or wasn’t doing when he had his back turned???

    Lastly, he mentions his car used to be a police car. Does that not explain the positive hit from the K9??? I’m inclined to believe there weren’t any drugs in the car, but I can guarantee you that at some point during its police use, there were drugs in the car…Makes it completely plausible that there was a K9 “hit” on the vehicle, AND he wasn’t a druggie

  37. Anonymous on July 18, 2017 at 10:31 am

    This county is crazy. There is a heroin problem, but the cops have nothing to do? They have enough to do besides harrasment.

    • Charles on July 19, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Oh I’m sure he was selected at random. The fact that he was recklessly speeding didn’t give them probable cause.

  38. Jim Goldsmith on July 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    He’s just typical. They seem to be born a victim. Sad. That’s why most of them fail in life and end up on givernmrnt assistance. Just more taxpayer burdens.

    • Anonymous on July 20, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Them? I love it when you Trump voters make it obvious you are racists.

  39. cheywolf on July 19, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I asked how could I be a threat when I’m chained, cuffed, in a secured facility with multiple gates, outnumbered, and everyone has guns.

    Ok,#1 I would have believed him but this statement makes everything he said now not credible, why you ask, well correction officers DO NOT HAVE GUNS!!!. So that’s a lie.
    #2 Rt4 is a busy highway, anyone who commutes to/from dc and back knows this. So as he said 5 or 6 cops beating him on the side of the road, not one witness. #3 He does have a criminal record out of DC. So I am sure they will release the dash cam, because there were “6” of them…

  40. Another One on July 20, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Have any pictures been posted of his injuries? Did he go to hospital? He was stomped, kicked and hit!!!! ROFL!!!!

  41. SRS on July 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Sasquatch saw the whole thing. Good luck.

  42. Anonymous on July 22, 2017 at 10:19 am

    To be perfectly honest this reads like a prepared piece of fiction.