Anthony Spence Saverna Bias
In a post that I published a week ago on March 3, 2016, the two officers seen in the video have been charged. The incident happened at Reach Partnership School, a middle school in Baltimore, Maryland. A police officer was caught on camera slapping and kicking a student. At the time of the post, the head of the Baltimore school police force and the two officers seen in this video were placed on administrative leave. Since that time, charges have been filed.
Anthony Spence 44, was charged Tuesday with 2nd degree assault, 2nd degree child abuse by a custodian, and misconduct in office. Saverna Bias, 53, who can also be seen in the background of the video as the child was being assaulted, has been charged with 2nd degree assault and misconduct in office.
According to Baltimore Police Department spokesman TJ Smith, charges were filed after the Special Investigation Response Team investigated this incident.
“The team conducted interviews and gathered evidence related to this case. They consulted with the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office after they concluded their investigation. Charges were prepared and filed with the commissioner yesterday evening,” Smith said.
included in the charging document was information that “, a witness told investigators that Bias told her colleague he should smack the teen “because he’s got too much mouth.” Apparently, Spence then hit and kicked the young man. Police also indicated that Spence was not acting in reasonable self-defense or attempting to make an arrest. Cellphone videos to the rescue…… again!