OCEAN CITY, Md.: More than 100 people have been arrested on criminal and traffic offenses during an unauthorized car rally in a Maryland city, where confrontations between participants and police were captured on videos.
The Baltimore Sun reports that police from neighboring jurisdictions helped Ocean Police police officers with crowd control at the H2oi” rally in the beach town.
Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said in a statement Sunday that the rally participants came to the city to disrupt, destroy and disrespect our community and our law enforcement officers.
This is not a car show and the majority of these visitors are not car enthusiasts, he said. “Our policing philosophy is to be friendly, fair and firm. Unfortunately, the disorderly behavior and unruly crowds left no choice but to shift our philosophy…