Vandals attack bust of justice who reaffirmed slavery

Frederick, Md. — Police in Maryland say two people vandalized a bust of the Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision reaffirming slavery.

Officials with the Frederick Police Department released frames Tuesday from a surveillance video showing two people approaching the bust of Roger Brooke Taney outside City Hall. Police say the pair was carrying a plastic bag with a paint can inside.

The bust was found Sunday morning covered in a red paint-like substance.