BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There’s a turning point in the case against a Jewish patrolman who allegedly attacked a teenager in Park Heights.

Andrea Fujii explains why the most serious charge was dismissed.

Eliyahu Werdesheim now only faces three misdemeanors after the state dropped the felony first-degree assault charge.

“Based on the review of the evidence, they thought that was the appropriate charge,” said Andrew Alperstein, Werdesheim’s attorney.

The 23-year-old is accused of attacking a 15-year-old black teen in November while on patrol in Park Heights with the Jewish community group Shomrim.

Werdesheim, a former Israeli soldier, claims the encounter was in self-defense, thinking the teen was responsible for recent crimes in the area.

The teen’s attorney says his client is innocent and the alleged attack warrants more focus.

“We have hospital records that show that my client was hit in the head and had to get stitches,” said J. Wyndal Gordon, teen’s attorney.

The case sparked division between black and Jewish communities, even prompting a meeting with the two groups in December.

Werdesheim and the teen’s attorneys say they both want justice, but disagree on whether race played a factor.    

“This is an issue about what happened between two people on the street, not about, from my perspective, about a wider community interest,” said Alperstein.

“We cannot ignore the fact that it is a hate crime, and we have yet to hear that Mr. Werdesheim is being charged with such,” said Gordon.      

The next court date is set for mid-February.

Werdesheim is free on bail. The teen is still recovering from his injuries.

Comments (38)
  1. Commonsense says:

    Would the charges have been dropped had this been a Black Man or a Christian? I think not.

    1. ian says:

      Nope, once again the Jew gets special treatment. America will never be safe until these criminal Zionist-Jewish traitors and terrorists are dealt with.

    2. Susan Hayes says:

      Yet again, another example of injustice due to the bullies always blaming “it” on anti-semitism. The cowards that unjustly ruled in favor of the attacker should be thrown out of office-incompetent. What ever happened to equal justice for all?

    3. Shariq says:

      DEPORT his racist ass back to Israel. Had it been the other way round, the poor kid would have been tried and convicted already.

  2. truth says:

    the so called victim got everything he deserved im sure. so take your race card and shove it pal its old and worn out find a new method to cry poor me

    1. Ted says:

      Lol, I love how you’re so sure when you weren’t even there. That’s how you people do though. Stick together no matter how wrong you are.

    2. j r says:

      You must be another POS cop.

  3. the truth says:

    and what exactly does “you people mean” is that racist towards white people oh hell thats it what organization can i call? and who can i sew?

    1. arby says:

      Oh “darn”
      I don’t think you will be able to “sew” anyone!

      1. the truth says:

        Silly baboons

  4. Marlene Moulthrop says:

    The patrolman needs to be taken off the streets and reassigned if not fired.

    1. the truth2 says:

      Then i hope the next break in is at your house and i hope you and your family are home too, maybe you can have the burglars in for some milk and cookies after they rob you.

      1. Cunning Linguist says:

        Oh please. Then I hope the next innocent citizen this thug brutalizes is someone you love. I can play that stupid game all day.

    2. Insidescoop says:

      he’s not a police officer or anything of the sort….just an overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer.

  5. Ex-Baltimore says:

    Win one for the Community and one againts the Hip Hop thugs! We had similar problems in Owings Mills New Town. The only thing little gang thugs understand is confrontation! Take bak your community–don’t be afraid! Profile! Profile! Profile!

    1. ian says:

      Jews are going to pay for all that they have done to destroy America. All of you.

      1. Rampaging Manatee says:

        Hay! That’s racist. You’re not going to say peaceful, respectful Jews should ‘pay’. And I hope you’re not going to give a free pass to the non-Jews who’ve worked to destroy our once-great nation.
        It’s not “the Jews” don’t fall for that trap. It’s fine to call out and lament the problem: zionists, money addicts, and thieves. Religion is irrelevant.

      2. Ian says:

        Yeah, I admit that sounded a little extreme, I have no problem with LOYAL law abiding Jews, however, I just don’t think that are that many of them. 95% of Jews ALWAYS put Israel first, that makes them the enemy. It has nothing to do with their “religion,” per se (although I do believe Judaism is a patently evil religion) but with their loyalties, or lack there of to THIS country.

  6. Not2BProfiled says:

    Yes, perhaps we SHOULD profile. I say that we profile every bald or buzz cut whote boy since they shoot congresspeople at point-blank range, bomb federal buildings, commit Olympic bombings, terrorize clinics, and generally create chaos in this nation. The fact that felony charges have been dropped is a miscarriage of justice. A jury should be allowed to decide if a felony was or was not committed. How does one act in self defense when they descend upon a victim without provocation? No one is playing the race card when they are simply pointing out obvious injustices. The ignorance of irrational white folk never ceases to amaze me.

    1. ian says:

      This person is white. HE IS A JEW!!! there’s a big difference. It is the Jews who have caused ALL racial strife in thie country. Your enemy is the Jew (do you know what they teach about dark-skinned people?) not “white” people. wake up.

      1. ian says:

        I meant to say “this person is NOT white”

  7. Oori says:

    I told you! No one can mess with The Zohan!

  8. Insidescoop says:

    Cover up by Shomrim beginning at the scene of the crime…pressure by BPD higher-ups (with an agenda) to drop felony charges…everything about this case shows that no one is willing to accept the facts. The Shomrim “patrol” broke the law that day and need to pay. Thugs like this make REAL neighborhood watch programs look bad.

  9. Oori says:

    Look, The Zohan just wants to cut hair and make the people silky smooth. He joined the communist nightcrotch to keep his neighborhood safe from the fake arabs Grant Walbridge hired to start the trouble. Besides, He has an alibi. He had a meeting with the very lovely Maria Carey and was surprised by The Phantom,

  10. American in the alley says:

    we are all palestinians now….

  11. Ian says:

    These radical Jews need to be stopped. Everyone with an Israeli passport in America needs to be put in deporatation camp and sent back to Israel so we can nuke them all at once and get it over with. Zionism has DESTROYED judiasm. Zionists are responsible for ALL major acts of terrorism (including 9./11) and they will ALL pay for it. When Americans realize that Israel did 9/11, every Jew in this country is toast, innocent or not. And Israel will vanish under 10 Milliion Patriotic American bootheels. These criminal Zionist Jews need to go, every one of them. They are poison. Death to the Synagogue of Satan. God Bless America

    1. Ebbie says:

      Amen!!! Tell the truth! NO ONE in this country is safe from these greed-mongers. Racial Hatred is a tactic they use to keep us all divided, while they rob us blind! Wake up Sheeple & Take Back America before its too late… or before we’ll be living in 3rd world conditions!

  12. Ian says:

    Zionism and radical Judaism are the poisons infecting the world today. Until this planet is litterally scrubbed clean of ALL Zionist power and influence, all people are in danger, Jews included. These Zionists are PSYCHOPATHS who believe they are a master race sanctioned by God to rule the world by terror and deception. This story is only a microcosm of how Zionist Jews will treat all Christians, Muslims and other GODLY people in the one-world Satanic, Talmudist, Jewish slavery state. Expel the Zionists and any Jew who refuses to renounce Zionism from America. ZIONISTS ARE THE ENEMY AND THEY MUST BE DESTROYED. Jesus will forgive them, but I don’t know if I will be able to. God help them all, they will pay for their crimes against America. LAvon Affair, USS Liberty, Beirut, Cole, 9/11, 7/7 Jonathan Pollard. Criminal Jews must go!

  13. Kerry says:


  14. European says:

    i’m not an american,
    but Ian & Ebbie make me realise there are still some good people in the u.s.
    i just hope three are enough to get the job done – when the time comes.

  15. FormerResidentinIsrael says:

    A former illegal israeli occupation soldier turned cop and he’s to be believed? What planet are we living on? The modus operandi of the iiof is to kill Palestinian children, which is why, in israel, they consider a 12 year old Palestinian to be, officially, an adult – kid isn’t shaving yet, shot in the head – 13 years old: adult terrorist killed reads the headline – and Americans swallow it up with: oh, those poor israelis.

  16. nomoredualcitizens says:

    Remember when Jack Abramoff was paroled and there was all the coverage about the pizza place he was working in? As I recall the guy who hired Abramoff was involved in a Jewish vigilante group, perhaps this exact same one.

    There have been quite a few recent murders, including a serial murderer, who have turned out to have Israeli citizenship. Sure seems like time to tighten up on that open border policy. It’s bad enough to have so much Israeli crime in government. Do we need them on the streets, too?

  17. James R says:

    Americans have bee turned into the most uneducated morons in history.
    Keep sitting in front of that thing you call tv, that is non-stop lies and
    pornography. Believe NOTHING mainstream media says. All propaganda.
    Ebbie, Ian, and Kerry are correct. But wiil the gutless American sheep
    finally stand up to these monsters like a lot of the rest of the world is doing?
    Well America?

  18. SuperJew says:

    12. “Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and theAmericans know it.”

    Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio. (Certainly the FBI’s cover-up of the Israeli spy ring/phone tap scandal suggests that Mr. Sharon may not have been joking.)

  19. Ambreen says:

    I have been reading all the comments regarding the Baltimore assault case as well as other cases regarding Shormim. There is much evidence of brutality past & present. It is shocking to see the ignorance. There is no ethical standard of news reporting any more and the comments are rants immature & irrelevant. hate crimes in the USA are getting worse every day, and we look the other way. instead of voicing truth we rant in our comments, blog anonymously and spit hate at each other. I am an immigrant, came to US 30 yrs ago I have a PuertoRican boyfriend, white brother in law, a Hispanic sister in law and an African American married to one of my cousins…so, if there ever was an attack on anyone of us, who do we turn to? which civil rights group is going to save us? which politician will hear our plea? which community do we belong to?

    The world is a global community! a Hate Crime against humanity is a threat we have in our society today…In the name of race, religion and tradition we act out our insecurities and fears.

    something else is baffling to me…A few months ago, a similar incident took place in Brooklyn, made headlines…The Shomrim “HEROES” caught someone,claiming to be doing some misdeeds. Allegedly they claim to be the victim…All their media propagated this sensational story and with such ease lies were told and the truth covered up. Why didn’t any one of you curse the shomrims than? No one said any thing… No protests… No Civil Rights groups, No Blogs…He was not Black but a minority non the less…and their was no evidence or fact to what they claim. No one even took a statement from him or his family. and if you do your research…you will find tons of cases in the past where somehow the Jewish community is the victim and the criminal is a minority whose only crime is being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    I am proud to be an American, but saddened by all the corruption and BS involving this particular group, politicians & the news media. But mostly i am ashamed of us, The people & community for allowing such in-justice to repeat itself..For hiding behind the screens of our laptops and tweets. For not having the courage to speak the truth and seek the truth for ourselves. Gossip spreads like wildfire, & calls itself NEWS!!! Seriously? THINK PEOPLE!!! YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE COULD BE THE NEXT VICTIM! why can’t each one of us be responsible for our selves and our neighbor…why do we need a Jewish security..are they more sensible than anyone else, stronger, more compassionate? why? Ask yourself?

  20. Blee says:

    It’s good to know that antisemitism is live and well /sarcasm. I understand that people are/ were angry, but that it absolutely no excuse for blind hatred. This was ONE JEW. Don’t bring Judaism, G-d, or Israel, or Zionism into this, especially if you don’t understand it. Get a life.

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