The recent news of an officer wielding nightsticks and beating a University of Maryland student received a national attention. The news is now everywhere – from the Washington Post, to CNN, CBS and to the London Telegraph.
As I wrote earlier, the news of the students rioting on Route 1 also caused much attention among the local residents.
According to CNN, the video shows a student identified as John “Jack” McKenna skipping down the street and approaching two officers on horseback. After a brief exchange, two officers on foot slam McKenna against a wall and he falls to the ground. A third officer joins the first two, and the three strike McKenna with nightsticks while he is on the ground as other students scatter.
McKenna had a cut on his head that required eight staples to close, said Sharon Weidenfeld, a private investigator working for McKenna’s attorney, Chris Griffiths. In addition, he had a concussion, a badly swollen arm and bruises elsewhere on his body. Griffiths’ office referred questions to Weidenfeld on Tuesday.
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