MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami man who got into a scuffle with a police officer last month after he was dragged from a crime scene has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
On Thursday, prosecutors dropped the charges against Anthony Walker who had been facing battery on a police officer and resisting an officer with violence.
“This is another chapter in which God has just proven himself to me,” Walker said. “I trusted in him the whole time and he has yet prevailed on my behalf.”
Formal charges were to be brought earlier this month but the state asked for a delay so they could have more time to investigate the dramatic incident that was caught on camera and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.
It started April 9th when Antwan Walker crossed the police crime scene tape trying to reach the body of his brother who had been shot to death. His older brother Anthony Walker ran in after him and ended up in a physical confrontation with veteran Miami police detective Fernando Bosch.
Walker and Bosch struggled and at one point you could see Walkers hands go up and the detective punch him.
Anthony called the incident “unbelievable” Thursday.
Both brothers were arrested.
“These were young kids that were overcome with grief at seeing a loved one on the ground,” said defense attorney Larry Hanfield who represented the brothers for free.
Antwan Walker was charged with misdemeanor obstruction of justice, but his brother faced two more serious charges.
Detective Bosch has not been allowed to speak about the incident and the police union has insisted that he did nothing wrong.
Meanwhile, Police continue to search for Walker’s brothers’ killer.
“If anyone knows anything about that, please help the law enforcement community with finding justice for my little brother,” Anthony said.