PARKVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Two Baltimore city police officers were arrested in connection to a hit-and-run crash in Parkville early Sunday morning.
Baltimore County Police responded to the 7500 block of Hillsway Avenue around 2 a.m. Sunday for a hit-and-run- crash.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.5K New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate Down
When officers arrive, they see a Honda Crosstour at the intersection of Hillsway Avenue and Deanwood Road with heavy damage to the front and front passenger side. The car is unoccupied.
A trail leads the officer down Hillsway Avenue to a parked car with heavy driver side and rear side damage, including a bent axle.
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer, who lives in the neighborhood, heard the crash and called 911. That officer tells 911, the alleged driver is walking southbound on Hillsway Avenue
The responding officer finds the alleged driver and when asked if he was driving, the man tells that officer that a woman walking nearby was driving the vehicle. The officer tells the man to stay where he is, while the officer talks to the woman, but the guy walked away.
Another responding officer takes the man into custody. That’s when the woman became very uncooperative. When they ask her to stay she walks to the 1200 block of Deanwood Road, where she is stopped by another officer.
She allegedly starts yelling and ignores the officers’ commands.
Nearby residents, who heard the screaming, came outside to see what was happening.READ MORE: Maryland Lawmakers Override Vetoes On Sweeping Police Reform Measures
The entire incident was captured on a doorbell camera. That video shows a man was driving and not the woman.
Baltimore County police arrested 33-year-old Akeem Olajuwon Nelson and charged him with making a false statement and issued a number of traffic violations related to the hit-and-run crash.
County police also arrested 35-year-old Danielle Renee White and charged her with making a false statement and disorderly conduct.
“Both the driver and the passenger initially tried to say it was a passenger who was driving but the officer saw them get out of the vehicle and he also has it on his doorbell camera so we know for a fact that the man was driving the car at the time of the crash and not the woman.” said Baltimore County Police Officer Jen Peach.
Neighbors said they heard the car crash, then looked out the window and saw the commotion outside.
“The most disturbing thing for us is that its two police officers that we had to arrest because of their behavior.” Peach said.
Both are Baltimore City Police officers. The pair was released on their own recognizance.
Baltimore City police said they are aware of the incident and said that members of their public integrity bureau are investigating in a statement to WJZ.MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash In White Marsh
“We cannot comment any further on this pending investigation,” city police said in the statement.