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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Frederick Police Department releases body worn camera footage of Greenleese Drive call for service

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The Frederick Police Department has released officer Body Worn Camera footage from a call for service on Nov. 12, 2021 in the 1800 Block of Greenleese Drive.

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On Friday, Nov. 12th at 7:10pm, Frederick Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Greenleese Drive for a person behaving erratically.

Officers arrived to find a male who was naked, sweating profusely, pacing back and forth, and talking incoherently. This individual was later identified as Daniel Michael Holley, 23, of Virginia. Officers received information at the scene that Mr. Holley likely ingested a harmful substance and officers further noted that his behavior was consistent with that assertion. Officers immediately called for an ambulance and attempted to calm Mr. Holley down in order to better assess the situation and his medical condition. An ambulance was dispatched within one minute of police arrival at the residence and paramedics arrived on scene 8 minutes later.

While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, officers continued their attempts at de-escalating the situation. Despite their ongoing efforts, Mr. Holley remained agitated and continually attempted to touch or rub something on the face of one of the officers. Mr. Holley then lunged at that same officer, knocking his glasses from his face. Mr. Holley then grabbed that officer and tackled him into a bedroom wall. Another officer responded by discharging his Taser at Mr. Holley to prevent any further assault on his partner. Mr. Holley was struck in his buttocks with the taser probes. Officers were eventually able to secure Mr. Holley in handcuffs after a brief struggle.

Mr. Holley was taken to an awaiting ambulance and transported to Frederick Health Hospital (FHH) for treatment. Mr. Holley was conscious throughout the encounter and continued speaking incoherently as he had been previously. His condition remained unchanged during transport to the hospital.

Mr. Holley was admitted to FHH, where he remained through the weekend. On Sunday night at approximately 11:00pm, the Frederick Police Department received notification from FHH staff that Mr. Holley passed away.

In accordance with Frederick Police policy, prompt notification was made to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Independent Investigations Division (IID), who will be handling the investigation from this point forward. Notification was also made to the State’s Attorney’s Office for their review of the matter.

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