Police Abuse

Cop Recorded Pistol-Whipping Man

And now the officer himself faces charges


Dramatic surveillance video released Tuesday appears to show a Prince George's County officer striking a teen with his gun during an incident in Brentwood this past February.

The recording is from the store in Brentwood, just before 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 3. On the video, then-19-year-old Ryan Dorm enters the frame first. He turns around, hands down and faces Cpl. Donald Taylor. The officer, his gun drawn, swings his right hand and hits Dorm in the face with his service weapon. You can see a flash as the gun fires.