- WBAL-TV 11 reports jury selection began Monday in the trial of a teenager accused of running over and killing a Baltimore County police officer. Dawnta Harris, 17, allegedly charged at Officer Amy Caprio last May when she confronted him outside a Perry Hall home. In court documents last year, investigators said he admitted he "drove at the officer" when she told him to get out of the Jeep while his accomplices burglarized a home. At the time, Harris was days removed from a hearing where he was released to electronic monitoring at the recommendations of the agency and over the pleas from his own mother. He was instead released to electronic monitoring. He was in the system to begin with due to a history of auto theft. At the emergency hearing, days before the fatal encounter, caseworkers cited his "lack of remorse and empathy," but the agency itself gave mixed messages. Mother Tanika Wilson accused the department of failing her son. Harris' three co-defendants face burglary charges.


Source WBAL
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