Police: Officer slapped after confronting Annapolis man urinating in public

Phil Davis
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A Bowie man was charged Saturday with slapping an officer, urinating in public and drug distribution after Annapolis police said he assaulted an officer who stopped him while he was relieving himself in public and then discovered he was carrying PCP.

Police said an officer responded to a call of a man possibly under the influence of drugs Saturday on the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue.

Brandon Bishop, 39, of Bowie, was seen urinating outside a residence and acting disorderly, police said.

When an officer approached him to place him under arrest, Bishop “smacked the officer with an open hand across the face,” police wrote in a release.

After detaining Bishop, police spokeswoman Sgt. Amy Miguez said they found about an ounce of suspected PCP on his person in a single vial.

The officer who was smacked was afraid of being exposed to the drugs from Bishop’s hand striking his face. Firefighters took him to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Bishop has been charged with assaulting an officer, felony drug distribution and urinating in public along with a handful of related misdemeanor offenses.

No attorney is listed as representing him in court records.

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