Newly released body camera footage reveals a disturbing incident in Birmingham, Alabama, where a suspect assaulted officers after spitting at them. The incident occurred on September 20th, just before 1 o’clock in the afternoon, when a 911 call reported a disorderly person in a park. The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Theodore Williams.
The body camera video shows officers speaking with a victim who reported that Williams spat on him. Officers then found a backpack at the park, which they determined likely belonged to Williams. Meanwhile, two other officers located Williams walking nearby.
Before officers could detain him, Williams ran off and punched one of the first responders. Another officer caught up with Williams, who threatened to hit the officer before taking a swing and fleeing again. Eventually, officers managed to catch up with Williams, and a struggle ensued. During the altercation, Williams spat in an officer’s face.
After the struggle, Williams was placed in the back of a squad car. He now faces multiple charges, including assault with bodily fluids, physical harassment, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.
The body camera footage captures the moments when Williams mentions his abandoned backpack, which had been recovered by the police earlier. Officers checked for any signs of spit on Williams’ body before placing him in the squad car.