A Maryland family was arrested after allegedly punching and choking officers who responded to their home.
And despite the violent display, no shots were fired by cops.
Beverly Davis was confrontational when officers arrived at her home in Middle River, Baltimore County, police told the Baltimore Sun. She allegedly punched two of the cops in the face and when another officer tried to arrest her, Beverly’s husband, Gary Davis, 54, tackled him to the ground and choked him until he lost consciousness.
Authorities said the couple’s son Scott Davis swatted pepper spray away from another officer and prevented her from assisting her comrades, according to WJZ.
Police had been responding to calls that Scott Davis, 30, had been fighting with his brother at the time of the attack.
The family was arrested outside their home following the violent May 20 melee. Beverly — whose mugshot shows her face and hair caked in blood — and two officers were treated and released from an area hospital.
Gary Davis (L), 54, Beverly Davis (M), 53, and Scott Davis (R), 30, were arrested after their family fight turned violent against Baltimore County police officers.
Gary Davis (L), 54, Beverly Davis (M), 53, and Scott Davis (R), 30, were arrested after their family fight turned violent against Baltimore County police officers. (Handout)
Many were quick to note the confrontation in Baltimore County stands in contrast to other officer-involved incidents, many involving black victims, dominating headlines.
Protesters took to the streets of Sacramento in March after Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old black man, was shot to death in his grandmother’s backyard. Authorities, who fired off more than 20 shots, believed Clark had been armed. It was later revealed he had only been holding onto his cell phone at the time.
A month later, police in New York gunned down an unarmed black man walking down the street in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn. Authorities said 34-year-ol