Posted by Sharlene Holt, M4F
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Video obtained by ABC 7 News appears to support a University of Maryland student’s claim that he was attacked — unprovoked — by Prince George’s County police during the civil disturbance that followed the Terps’ victory over Duke last month, ABC 7’s Brad Bell reports.
In the video, John McKenna first appears skipping down the sidewalk next to Knox Road. He is singing a cheer, celebrating Maryland’s basketball win over Duke on the night of March 3, 2010.
McKenna stops when he comes face to face with a Prince George’s Maryland National Capital Park Police mounted officer. Note that McKenna actually backs away from the mounted officer.
The tape shows two police officers, on foot and in riot gear, slam McKenna into the wall.