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Video of Maryland student being beaten by police after Duke game surfaces

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Prosecutors in Prince George's County have begun a criminal inquiry into the conduct of three police officers after a video of them getting rough with an unarmed University of Maryland student surfaced on the Web.

The incident happened after the Terrapins beat rival Duke in March. Students filled the streets to celebrate, and at one point, a confrontation between a student and police became physical.

"The video shows the charging documents were nothing more than a cover, a fairy tale they made up to cover for the officers' misconduct," said Christopher A. Griffiths, a lawyer for the student. "The video shows gratuitous violence against a defenseless individual."

Police Chief Roberto Hylton said one of the three officers involved has been suspended during the investigation and the other two will be suspended upon identification.

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The same exact thing happened to me and my family in 2005.
The cops then hosed down the camera with pepper spray that my youngest son was using to take photo's of the two cops beating my 15 year old son and I.

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Im so glad for this kid, that there is a Video!!
Hats off to who ever shot it!! Great Job!!

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