Police Beating On Maryland University Student Triggers Inquiry

April 14th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Police BeatingMaryland, Apr 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The beating of an innocent student of the University Of Maryland by the police has triggered an investigation against three cops who have been involved in the case. A video recorded by a fellow student which caught sight of the incident is said to be the chief source of evidence of how badly the cops have beaten up the student by their batons. Reportedly, Roberto L. Hylton, the police chief, told the media that one of the three convicted officers have been already been identified and has been suspended until the investigation process gets over. The police chief also told that the video clip which displayed the brutal behavior of the cops is a threat to the reputation of the department and all measures shall be taken to curb all those who are the wrong doers in this case.

Lawyer Christopher Griffiths representing the assaulted student held the video as evidence when the county prosecutors cleared all charges targeted towards the 21-year-old John J. McKenna along with 19-year-old Benjamin C. Donat who was acting as the co-defendant in the case. It was said that they had attacked the officers when they were mounted upon their horses. The disgraceful incident took place right after the basketball game which was played on March 3 in which the Maryland boys took over the Dukes.

John J. McKenna was completely unarmed and never touched the nearby officers. Instead a couple of county police officers charged towards him and held him against a nearby wall and started beating him with their batons until the student fell unconscious on the ground not being able to bear the torture. The beating didn’t end here and the officers carried on hitting his legs and torso with their batons even when the student lay unconscious on the ground.

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