Two More Officers Suspended in UMD Student Beating Probe

By NAFEESA SYEED
|  Friday, Apr 16, 2010  |  Updated 12:42 AM EDT
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Threats to Police Increase in Wake of UMD Beating Video

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Second UMD Student Accuses Police of Brutality

A second student from the University of Maryland claims he was injured at the hands of Prince George's County police.

Threats to Police Increase in Wake of UMD Beating Video

Prince George's County police have been getting personal threats after video of officers hitting a University of Maryland student surfaced publicly this week.
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Prince George's County police said they have suspended two more officers in their investigation into a video that showed police in riot gear beating a University of Maryland student, and another student is accusing officers of police brutality.

The two suspended officers came forward with their attorneys, Maj. Andy Ellis said. The latest move follows two other suspensions police have made since the video surfaced Monday.

The footage shows police hitting 21-year-old John McKenna with batons during a celebration of Maryland's March 3 win over Duke
that turned confrontational.

Ellis said he expects to release the names of the suspended officers shortly. He said he didn't know if there would be additional suspensions.

He said county residents are being supportive of the department.

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