Police Release Body Camera Footage From October Crash That Killed Owings Mills Teen


Credit: Maryland OAG Independent Investigations Division

OWINGS MILLS - Police have released the body camera footage from a deadly crash last month that killed an Owings Mills teenager. The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General released the video to the public.

17-year-old Kweli Murphy Al-Mateen was killed in a multi-car crash in early October at the intersection of Liberty Heights and Grantley Road in Northwest Baltimore.

The Baltimore Police Department is investigating two of its officers involved in the crash. The Maryland Attorney General's Office has identified the officers involved as Cesar Gonzalez, who has been a Baltimore police officer for ten years, and Cierra Thurmond, who has been an officer for roughly two years.

Both officers were part of the operations bureau and were inside a marked police car at the time of the accident.

According to BCPS, Al-Mateen was a senior at New Town High School in Owings Mills. On October 10, New Town principal James Martin released a statement informing parents of Al-Mateen's tragic death.

"This unexpected and tragic news has been very upsetting for many of our students, staff, and members of the community," Martin wrote. "Kweli was a very bright and innovative student who was supportive of New Town's sporting events. Kweli's presence will be missed in the schoolhouse and in the stands."

Multiple people were injured in the crash, and several were taken to the hospital. Al-Mateen was the only fatality from the incident.

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