Anne Arundel County Maryland Police Department
|Dates of Service||Hired in 2013.|
|Last Known Status||Suspended|
2021 Death of Leonard Popa
On March 18, 2021, Popa made suicidal statements to someone who called police to make a welfare check. Brennan and another officer responded and found Popa sitting on his bed. Popa told police that he had a handgun within reach and, disobeying orders from the officers, reached for the weapon. Brennan shot Popa, killing him.
Officers in the department had not been issued body-worn cameras at the time of the incident.
Brennan was suspended while criminal and administrative investigations were performed.
On December 21, 2021, prosecutors stated that the shooting was justified as Brennan thought "his life was in danger".
2021 Domestic Violence Arrest
On December 6, 2021, officers responded to a domestic assault complaint. The victim, also a police officer, claimed that she and Brennan were arguing about their relationship, and that he chest-bumped her and refused to let her leave.
The department started an investigation into the allegations.
Brennan and the woman were suspended with pay, and their police powers were suspended.
Brennan was charged with second-degree assault and false imprisonment.
Brennan filed second-degree assault and destruction of property charges against the woman.
In April 2022, Brennan and the woman were acquitted of the charges against them. The judge found there was not enough evidence for a conviction as neither party would testify.
- Anne Arundel County police: Corporal charged in domestic-related incident, WBAL, 2021-12-07
- Brennan Tyler P Police Corporal Anne Arundel County, govSalaries
- Lilly Price, 79-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot By Police In Pasadena Raised Weapon At Officers, Officials Say, CBS Baltimore, 2021-04-01
- Dan Belson, Anne Arundel officers acquitted in domestic violence case, The Baltimore Sun, 2022-04-27