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Local police respond to viral arrest of a Black man

Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 16:14:20-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY — A local arrest has gone viral on Tik Tok this week. On Saturday afternoon, Anne Arundel County Police released a statement on the incident.

Police say on October 19, 2020, at approximately 3:18 p.m. they conducted a lawful traffic stop near Shady Side Road and Deale Churchton Road.

Officers spoke to the driver and obtained information and registration. Officers also identified the passenger, Antoine Lee Wedington.

Officers say Wedington had two active arrest warrants. Police say they informed Wedington of the active warrants and that he was under arrest. The officers say they requested Wedington to exit the vehicle multiple times in order to take him into custody. Police claim Wedington refused to get out of the car.

Officers physically removed him from the car and placed him under arrest. The driver was cited for the traffic violation and was released on scene.

Mr. Wedington was transported to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center for processing. He was charged with resisting arrest and served with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Bench Warrant – No Bond, and the Maryland Parole Commission Retake Warrant/Detainer.

Anne Arundel Police claim Wedington did not complain of any injuries during the course of the arrest.

You can watch the full video here on TMZ.