FBI joins probes of taped Maryland police beating
Federal authorities are joining local probes into the beating of
a University of Maryland student by three police officers.
A video of the March 3 incident in College Park during a rowdy
celebration of a basketball victory has led to the suspension of at
least one Prince George’s County officer.
FBI spokesman Rich Wolf says agents are reviewing the video and
the events of that night. A spokesman for the Justice Department
says that after the FBI is done, the department will determine if
civil rights laws were violated.
The federal probe was first reported by The Washington Post.
Terrell Roberts, an attorney for the student in the video, told
CBS’s “The Early Show” on Wednesday that an officer pulled off
his client’s bandage and told him not to report his injury.