Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis expressed disappointment over his experience in Baltimore where he joined thousands of police officers to impose a curfew in the wake of Monday’s rioting.
The unrest broke out with the death of Freddie Gray who suffered a mysterious spinal injury while in police custody.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Lewis said his deputies were repeatedly told to stand down and retreat as authorities imposed the 10 p.m. curfew over the last few days.
This was done, he said, while multiple felonies were being committed in their presence.
The 10 officers spent two days in Baltimore and the sheriff did say the experience would better prepare his department for anything that happens in Salisbury.