Anne Arundel County police respond after video of black man arrested during traffic stop goes viral

MARYLAND — Anne Arundel County police released information Saturday in regards to an arrest made on October 19 after video of the incident went viral.

Police say at 3:18pm, officers were conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Shady Side Road and Deale Churchton Road and conducted a lawful traffic stop.

While completing the traffic stop, officers obtained information regarding the identity of the passenger, Antoine Lee Wedington.

Wedington had two active arrest warrants on file through Anne Arundel County, police said.

According to police, officers advised Wedington of the active warrants and that he was under arrest.

The officers requested Wedington to exit the vehicle in order to take him into custody.

After numerous verbal requests for Wedington to step out of the vehicle, officers physically removed him and placed him under arrest, police said.

The driver, who appears to be his spouse, was cited for the traffic violation and was released on scene.

Wedington was transported to the Anne Arundel County Detention Center for processing.

He was charged with resisting arrest and served with the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Bench Warrant – No Bond, and the Maryland Parole Commission Retake Warrant/Detainer.

Police say Wedington made no complaint of injury during the course of the arrest.