For the second time this week, a Prince George's County Police officer has been indicted.
13-year veteran Corporal Donald Taylor is charged with four counts of misconduct in office, three counts of false statements, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The charges stem from an incident back in February when Taylor allegedly lied about why his gun was fired.
Cpl. Taylor told investigators his gun went off while he was trying to arrest 19-year-old Ryan Dorm. Taylor said he suspected Dorm of trying to rob a gas station in Brentwood, and while he was struggling with Dorm, his gun went off.
Prosecutors say surveillance video tells a different story and that Taylor lied. They dropped all charges against Dorm.
Dorm's lawyer, Jim Bell, says the tape shows Dorm being accosted by Taylor blocks away from the gas station. Then it shows Taylor tackling Dorm from behind and hitting him on the head with his gun, causing it to discharge.
Bell has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Prince George's County. He says his client deserves justice.
"My client should not have been held with rapists and murders for something he didn't do, and that the government knew he didn't do," says Bell.
He adds, "The worst thing in the world that you could be incarcerated for is something you didn't do."
Prince George's County Assistant Police Chief Kevin Davis says the department is working hard to ensure that there is transparency.
"In the grand scheme of things, not only does the police department want to get this right, but the State's Attorney wants to get this right before they move ahead with the prosecution," he says.
Last Friday, Police Corporal Rickie Adey was indicted for allegedly threatening a 13-year-old boy with a gun.
Corporal Taylor has been suspended with pay for the last six months. His police powers have been suspended, and on Monday, he has a police administrative hearing to determine if he stays on duty with or without pay while the criminal prosecution is pending. He answers to those criminal charges on August 24.