Back in early March, the University of Maryland beat eventual national champion Duke University in a thrilling hoops contest in College Park, Md. What happened after the game caught national press attention, including a short post on Paper Trail. And we got a lot of disappointed and angry comments from Maryland students, who were dismayed by the reports of a raucous riot on campus.
Video that emerged on Monday appears to indicate that the students, who said police were overreacting to the students' celebration, had a point. In the video, three police officers attack a Maryland student with night sticks and beat him to the ground. You can watch the Washington Post's video of the incident here. (Don't say we didn't warn you about the violence in the video.)
Prince George's County in Maryland has initiated a criminal investigation of the three police officers seen in the video, the Post and The Diamondback report. The Post report also says an investigation of an officer who filed "official charging documents that are contradicted by the video" is under way.
It's pretty shocking stuff—extremely disappointing and disturbing, too.
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