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Maryland State Police investigating incident where trooper rips out car window

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Maryland State Police are looking into one trooper’s actions during a May traffic stop where the trooper smashed a man’s car window because he refused to step out of his vehicle.

According to Newsweek, the driver, Ray Harris Jr., was pulled over on a highway as he was passing through Dunkirk on May 7th. He then began recording the interaction with the Trooper.

The trooper told Harris to step out of his vehicle, who failed to comply with the orders.

After about five minutes of shouting commands, ones Harris refused to follow, the trooper ripped and broke the driver side window.

Harris Jr. was arrested and charged with disobeying a law enforcement official, though that charge was later dropped.

The trooper told his superiors that he had pulled Harris over to check the tint of his windows.

The Maryland State Police says it is looking into the circumstances surrounding the stop and trooper’s actions.

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