A Prince George's County Police officer who was indicted for assault just days after being hailed a hero is now facing a $5 million lawsuit.
Corporal Ricky Adey is accused of holding a gun to the head of a 13-year-old after hitting the child in the face for no apparent reason.
The teen has decided to tell his side of the story after filing an excessive force lawsuit in Prince George's County Circuit Court.
Kyre Jenkins, now 14, said he has never been as frightened as he was the night Corporal Adey pulled him off the fence he was trying to climb and punch him in the face before pulling his gun.
Jenkins said he was doing nothing wrong and was just trying to follow his friend when the officer grabbed him from behind.
On August 4, 2011, a Thursday night, Jenkins said he was in the parking lot of a Capitol Heights apartment complex when suddenly everyone scattered and started to run.
"A lot of people were out there … and we were all around having fun, and the police came, so everybody ran," said Jenkins. "So I ran because I was only with one person and he ran. So I ran and I got caught."
Jenkins said he was trying to get over the fence when Corporal Adey grabbed him from behind.
"And he pulled me down and punched me in my face three times, and he had my hands behind my back," said Jenkins. "As he put my hands behind my back, I swiped his gun, so I guess he thought I was trying to take it. So he pulled the gun out and put it to my head and asked me had I ever had a hammer to my head."
But the teen said he had done nothing wrong and only ran because his friend ran.
Police say they were responding to the complex for the sound of gunshots.
Jenkins reported the assault, but Officer Adey continued to work.
In fact, just days before the indictment this summer, he was hailed a hero for running into a burning apartment building where he alerted residents to the danger. Some people say he saved their lives.
"What I believe is he did [what he did] because he didn't believe my client had the intelligence, the ability or the resources to fight him back and he was surely wrong," said Jenkins' attorney, Jimmy Bell.
"I just want to ask him one question: ‘Why did he do it?' That's all I wanted to know," said Jenkins.
The teen's attorney said no one called an ambulance after the assault, but an officer did step forward to say she had witnessed the incident and testified in the grand jury.
Prince George's County Police declined to comment on the lawsuit, instead referring reporters to previous comments by Chief Mark Magaw, who said he was disappointed by the allegation, the incident needed to be reviewed, and the department respects the grand jury process.
By FOX 5's count, six Prince George's County Police officers are now under indictment in four separate assaults.