Raleigh Police Issue Statement and Release 911 Calls on Use-of-Force Incident

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Donna-maria Harris | 919.996.1200 | donna-maria.harris@raleighnc.gov
Laura Hourigan | 919.996.1219 | laura.hourigan@raleighnc.gov

The Raleigh Police Department is aware of the video circulating on social media involving a traffic stop during the January 14 arrest of Braily Andres Batista-Concepcion (DOB 5/5/97).  

On January 14, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a report of a hit and run in the 3500 block of Wake Forest Road. Before officers arrived on the scene the suspect vehicle fled the area and was involved in a second hit and run in a parking lot at St. Albans Drive and Wake Forest Road.  While fleeing the scene of the second collision the vehicle struck a pole at 4320 Wingate Drive.   

A short time later, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description from the three earlier hit and run incidents driving erratically on Navaho Drive. The officer initiated a traffic stop and observed that the driver appeared to be impaired while transporting three passengers.  When Mr. Batista-Concepcion ignored repeated commands to place his hands on the wheel, the officer ordered him to get out of the vehicle.  Mr. Batista-Concepcion failed to follow the officer’s commands and officers used force to remove him from the vehicle. 

Braily Andres Batista-Concepcion was subsequently charged with DWI, three counts of Hit and Run, two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Resist, Delay and Obstruct.  As is the case with all uses of force, the Raleigh Police Department is reviewing this matter.  If anyone has additional information about this incident or witnessed any other hit and runs involving this vehicle, they are encouraged to call 911. 

The officers involved were equipped with body worn cameras and their patrol vehicles captured dash camera video of the arrest. In the spirit of transparency, the Raleigh Police Department will petition Superior Court for release of the videos.