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Reporters shown videos of teen’s fatal encounter with police

January 23, 2019

GREENSBORO, Md. (AP) — News reporters have viewed body camera footage of a black teenager’s fatal encounter with a Maryland police officer, but officials aren’t publicly releasing copies of the footage while the teen’s death remains under investigation.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the video shown to reporters on Wednesday captures Anton Black’s mother screaming her 19-year-old son’s name as she sees officers pinning him down outside her home.

Police say Black died in custody in September after a Greensboro officer responded to a report of him dragging a 12-year-old boy down a street. They say Black fled before police tried to shock him with a stun gun and place him in restraints.

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan said he has been pushing state police and the medical examiner to finish investigating.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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