#WantedWednesday: Officer Nicholas David Chapman

  • 1st Degree Murder
  • Attempted Murder
  • Assault
  • Excessive Force
  • False Arrest
  • False Imprisonment
  • Harassment

Taxpayers paid out more than $1.2 million in two years to settle three cases in which Officer Nicholas Chapman was a defendant.

Abdul Salaam

In 2016, a jury awarded Abdul Salaam $70,000 after he filed a civil suit against Chapman and other officers alleging that he was beaten during a July 2013 traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore.
The jury found that Chapman and Nathan Ulmer violated Salaam’s rights and that all of them [Chapman + Ulmer + Jorge Omar Bernardez-Ruiz] wrongfully detained him.
Less than three weeks after Salaam’s arrest, officer Chapman and Bernardez-Ruiz initiated another traffic stop that resulted in the death of 44-year-old Tyrone West death along with several other officers.

In 2017, the family of Tyrone West was paid $1 million by the city and state to settle their wrongful-death lawsuit alleging police misconduct and excessive force.
Later in 2017, Baltimore officials agreed to pay Leo Joseph Green and James Green $147,000 to settle another lawsuit alleging battery, false arrest, and violations of constitutional rights against Chapman and four other police officers: Daraine Harris, Brian Loiero, Marcus Smothers and Nathan Ulmer for an incident that occurred in June of 2013.

Source: Baltimore Sun

Leo Joseph Green and James Green

Baltimore officials agreed to pay $147,000 to settle an excessive-force lawsuit against five police officers after a jury found in favour of the two men — Leo Joseph Green and James Green — who filed suit against Officers Nicholas Chapman, Daraine Harris, Brian Loiero, Marcus Smothers and Nathan Ulmer.

The suit alleged battery, false arrest and violations of constitutional rights.

At issue was an incident that occurred June 13, 2013, in the 6000 block of Moravia Road in Northeast Baltimore, where Leo Green was driving a white Acura with a brake light out. His brother, James Green, was a passenger.

In their lawsuit against the officers, the Greens said the officers were verbally abusive and used excessive force.

The jury found that each of the five officers involved acted with “actual malice.”

Source: Baltimore Sun


#WantedWednesday is a weekly public service announcement that exposes different Baltimore Police officers still employed despite numerous incidents of excessive force, false arrest, harassment, and false imprisonment.

We encourage community members to contact us with stories and complaints about specific Baltimore Police officers so that we can publicly document and expose their behaviour.

 

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