Southern Maryland Police Beat: trooper injured as D.C. man decided to fight

LEONARDTOWN, MD. – On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm, Tpr A. Oyler initiated a traffic stop on a black passenger vehicle for a minor traffic violation. The driver, Milton R. Richardson, 35, of Washington, DC, refused to provide identification and began reaching to the side of his body with his right hand.

For officer safety, Tpr. Oyler asked Richardson to step out of the vehicle and place his hands on the car. He refused, and a brief struggle ensued.

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