“Internal docs” posted by Baltimore-based investigative reporter Jayne Miller show that Dawnta Harris, the 16-year-old teen accused of running over and killing a Baltimore police officer was supposed to be on house arrest at the time. Even worse, these documents show that Harris was in violation of the house arrest and should have been put in jail: -- Jayne Miller @jemillerwbal: “Internal docs show despite repeated house arrest violations 2 wks ago, state Dept Juvenile Services did not recommend Dawnta Harris be detained… instead favored continued house arrest. Harris accused of killing Baltimore County police officer Monday…while still AWOL”
According to media reports, Harris, who has a long criminal history, admitted to running over Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio with a Jeep: The three other suspects have been arrested in the burglary that led to the death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Capri. Mugshot released of 16-year-old Dawnta Harris, who admitted to running over Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio with a Jeep, per charging documents. Harris’ mother said in a press conference that she wanted her son in jail, but that his defense attorney was able to secure him house arrest (we’re going to need Snopes or PolitiFact to weigh in on this one): At May 10th hearing, mother of Dawnta Harris says she wanted her son detained due to repeated car thefts. She says City Prosecutor also asked for detention but public defender asked for him to be released. Court, she says, agreed to send him home on house arrest.
She went on to blame the Department of Juvenile Services for not arresting him: "This is my son…" Mother of Dawnta Harris says Dept Juvenile Services "failed her son"… "if they had kept him, we wouldn't be here." Harris accuses of murder in death of Baltimore County police officer. -- In a curse-filled Facebook post last night, Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown said he’d take the case pro-bono: Def Atty Warren Brown says he is putting together legal team for 16 yr old Dawnta Harris, charged with murder in death of Off Amy Caprio. Brown's message on FB last evening: -- Harris’ other attorney in the case, J. Wyndal Gordon, blamed the deceased officer for scaring the car theft suspect and no alleged murderer with her gun: "This wasn't intentional, it was an accident" Atty J Wyndal Gordon says Dawnta Harris had no motive to kill police officer… questions why Off Amy Caprio pulled her gun… body camera footage he says will answer questions.