Inquiry Into Police Beating In Process

April 14th, 2010 - 10:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

Police Beating April 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): After a month of the triumph of the Maryland men’s basketball team and the riots that followed throughout the college park, prosecutors in Prince George’s County are examining three police officers, who were caught on tape beating a student. The incident, which was caught on video, demonstrates three county police officers thumping an unarmed University of Maryland student with their batons. Seemingly, one of the officers launched formalities that seem to be in disagreement with the video recorded that night.

The concerned student, who has been identified as John J. McKenna, was among the 28 people detained after University of Maryland students came to the streets to rejoice their basketball success against Duke. McKenna had been charged with the felony of assaulting officers on horseback and their mounts. Christopher A. Griffiths, a legal representative for the student, mouthed that the video illustrates that the indictment papers were nothing more than a cover executed for covering official wrongdoing. In the video, McKenna’s arms seem to be in front of him and empty. He does not appear to contact the officer or the horse.

Roberto L. Hylton, chief of police, has enunciated that one of the three officers had been recognized and his police powers have been dismissed for the course of the examination. The other two officers will also be dismissed as soon as they are acknowledged. In his declaration, Hylton mentioned that, it is not the sort of professional behavior they endorse and any worker, who uses disproportionate force, will be held answerable.

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