In May 2021, Berlynn Matthews, 21, was hit by Baltimore City Police Department police officer. The officer was in a state of alcoholic intoxication and could barely speak.
According to the Baltimore County Police Department, Matthews saw a man on the roadway that needed help. She parked, got out of the car, and walked over to him. At this time, a drunken police officer lost control of his car and hit the girl. She died on the spot. As it turned out later, the officer had already been arrested several years ago for driving under the influence. However, after that, was he not jailed, but he was also allowed to remain sheriff. According to the report, the police officer could barely speak, his eyes were bloodshot, and it was difficult for him to stand on his feet. He had “slurred speech”, was “unsteady on his feet” and had a “strong smell of alcohol”.
The officer has been suspended. The girl’s death shocked her family and friends. Her family said they want to hear the truth about what happened that day and intend to seek justice in court.