The PG County mounties who went berserk on a Maryland student celebrating his basketball team's win over Duke last year have been charged with felony assault. Took long enough. This episode made national news and even featured an attempted cover-up, when campus surveillance video of the beating went missing. As it so happened, the person in charge of the UMD surveillance system was married to one of the cops in the video. Weird!
Reginald Baker and James J. Harrison have been charged with first-degree assault in the beating of John J. McKenna, 22, who was among the students celebrating in the streets of College Park after the U-Md. men's basketball team defeated Duke.
The video shows officers pushing McKenna into a concrete wall and striking him with a metal baton. He suffered a concussion and needed staples to close a wound in his head, his attorneys have said.
2 Prince George's officers indicted in beating of University of Maryland student [The Washington Post]