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.