College Park student beaten by cops in Prince George's
Students celebrating the University of Maryland basketball's team's victory over Duke in March led to a wild street celebration that ended with police in riot gear taking control. One student says he was beaten, and his attorneys have released a compelling video that has led to the suspension of a Prince George's County police officer and an internal investigation.
The video (from Fox 5 in Washington) and story are on the Washington Post web site:
It's outrageous. Anybody who would see that would see a young man who was completely defenseless, who hasn't committed a crime, who was brutally beaten," said Chris Griffiths, Jack McKenna's lawyer. McKenna ended up with a concussion and eight staples in his head. Plus, contusions on his back and arm. Prince George's County Police Chief Roberto Hylton feels his department is bruised too. "I saw the tape. I'm outraged. I'm disappointed in the actions of my officers that I saw on camera. That is not going to be tolerated," said Chief Hylton.