A 35-year-old police officer from Baltimore has chosen to have a judge hear his case as opposed to a jury trial. Eric Glenn Banks Jr is accused of killing his 15-year-old stepson Dasan Jones after the teen's body was found hidden in an upstairs loft at a Curtis Bay townhome in July 2021.
Police say that officers found Jones’ body, Banks asked to say goodbye t his other children and reached for an officer’s gun, saying the officer was “gonna have to end this,” according to charging papers. Jones’ death was later ruled as a homicide by asphyxiation, according to charging papers.
The trial is expected to start on October 5 and end on October 14.