Man alleged spit on by police charged, injured in chase

AP News
Posted: Oct 22, 2015 3:19 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who was allegedly spit on by a Baltimore police officer is now in the hospital with injuries after police say he crashed a car.

Police spokesman T.J. Smith says that Alfred Evans was spotted speeding Wednesday night and that when officers approached, Evans put the car in reverse and sped down a one-way street in the wrong direction. Smith says Evans struck an SUV and a business.

Smith says bystanders pulled Evans out of the car. He was taken to the hospital. He faces traffic charges.

Evans' wife, Novana McIver, says he wasn't speeding. She says he was moving a relative's car when police approached and he lost control.

Police and prosecutors are investigating an Oct. 12 video showing an officer allegedly spitting on Evans, who was handcuffed on the ground.