FREDERICK, Md — As Frederick County Police continue to investigate what led to the death of 23-year-old Daniel Michael Holley, body cam footage of what happened the night Holley was apprehended has been released. To watch the video click here.
The incident took place last week on Friday, Nov. 12th at 7:10pm, Frederick Police arrived to the 1800 block of Greenleese Drive to find 23-year-old Michael Van Holley naked, sweating profusely, pacing back and forth, and talking incoherently. Officers say that Holley likely ingested a harmful substance that led to the erratic behavior. In an attempt to calm Holley down the ambulance was called.
Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation but then tackled Holley after he continually attempted to touch an officer and lunged at that same officer, knocking his glasses from his face. Holley was brought down and tazed as officers were eventually able to secure Mr. Holley in handcuffs.
Mr. Holley was admitted to Frederick Health Hospital where he remained through the weekend. On Sunday night at 11:00pm, the Frederick Police Department was notified that Mr. Holley passed away. Notification was also made to the State’s Attorney’s Office for their review.
On Tuesday, Nov. 16th, Frederick Police were notified that the autopsy results showed the actions of the involved police officers were not a factor in Mr. Holley's death. The Frederick Police claims that they released the video to provide clarity as far as what happened during the altercation that led to the arrest.