On October 23, 2020, Terence Sutton was on-duty as a Metropolitan police officer; He received information from another MPD officer that Karon Hylton-Brown was involved in an altercation earlier the same day in the 700 block of Kennedy St., NW, Washington, DC.
Hylton was a verified gang member whom Officer Sutton knew had a lengthy criminal history. Sutton believed that the altercation involving Hylton was with a rival gang member over money owed to Hylton. For this reason Sutton believed that Hylton was seeking to retaliate against the rival.
Officer Sutton located Hylton as Hylton was operating a motorized scooter illegally on a sidewalk without a helmet. Sutton attempted to stop Hylton by activating his emergency lights. Hylton fled on the scooter. After attempting to evade police for about three minutes, Hylton drove through an alley, failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by a civilian vehicle. After several days in the hospital, Hylton died from injuries sustained in the crash. Officer Sutton was not involved in the crash, but inexplicably he is the one that was charged and ultimately convicted of Second Degree Murder.
This is a truly outrageous miscarriage of justice that must be reversed!
Terrence Sutton is a second generation police officer who served the Metropolitan Police Department for thirteen years. He worked in the Fourth District his entire career, earning a reputation as a dedicated, high-performing, and compassionate police officer. In recognition of his service to the community, he received dozens of commendations. He was even the Metropolitan Police Officer of the Year in 2012.