Donald Taylor found not guilty of assault

A former Prince George’s County police officer is on trial for allegedly assaulting a teenager in Brentwood last year has been found not guilty Thursday of all charges.

The former officer, Donald Taylor, was seen on a security video from Feb. 22 allegedly swinging at a teen, Ryan Dorm.

The incident began when Officer Taylor and his partner spotted Dorm and his friend in a gas station. One of the young men was wearing a ski mask. The police feared a robbery was about to take place. When police approached Dorm, he struggled, pulled away, and ran.

Taylor’s lawyer says Dorm’s actions justified the officers' response.