Attorney’s representing a Baltimore man said their client was viciously beaten by a police officer for no apparent reason, and the incident was caught on video by the Baltimore City Police Department.
Attorneys for Kollin Truss, 32, said their client exchanged words with Baltimore police Officer Vincent Cosom moments before the officer is seen on video punching him over and over on June 15.
Attorneys Ivan Bates and Tony Garcia announced on Monday a seven-count lawsuit against Cosom.
“It was a very vicious attack that was uncalled and was unwarranted,” Bates said.
Bates and Garcia claimed Truss is the victim of police brutality.
According to charging documents, Cosom said he saw an intoxicated Truss loitering in front of a liquor store at Greenmount and North avenues. The officer said he told Truss to move, the two exchanged words and Truss went into the liquor store.
When Truss came out, a female friend of his is seen on the video pushing him away from officers as more words are exchanged.
Eventually, Truss is backed into a nearby bus stop and, according to Truss’ attorneys, Cosom came out of nowhere and hit Truss several times.
According to the statement of probable cause, the officer said he saw Truss arguing and pushing his friend and that Truss got into a fighting stance with closed fists when the officer went to make an arrest. The statement indicates Truss kicked several officers as they tried to get him into a police car.