“I don’t understand why the police chose to arrest me. I am a productive citizen of Baltimore, and this tarnishes all of the good work that I have done.”
Nkemakonam Obineme, a Baltimore City resident and founder of Blue Lotus OG, a non-profit urban farm, has filed suit against two Baltimore Police officers for false arrest, malicious prosecution, and violation of his Maryland state constitutional rights. Mr. Obineme alleges that in August 2015, he was arrested and charged with the theft of a dirt bike, even though the victim of the alleged theft had identified a different person as the culprit. The charges against Mr. Obineme were dropped without prosecution two months later.