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Posted at 9:30 AM ET, 05/26/2010

UMd. cleared in handling of videotape

By Washington Post editors

This post has been updated.

The failure of University of Maryland officials to promptly comply with a subpoena for video footage from a university camera that may have shown the beating of a student by Prince George's County police was an "oversight," Crime Scene reports.

University officials quoted from the Maryland's State Police report that concluded: "There is no evidence of collusion, or intentional mishandling of evidence. Every effort was made to comply with the subpoena and preserve the evidence; the failure to capture the the images by EMPLOYEE (name withheld by the university) was an oversight."

Check out more of the university's response here.


UMd. cleared in handling of videotape
9:30 a.m.

The University of Maryland has been cleared of wrongdoing following allegations that videotape allegedly showing officers beating students was tampered with, NBC 4 reports.

Maryland State Police said there was no evidence of "collusion or intentional mishandling of evidence" connected to the March 3 incident in which students took to the streets of College Park to celebrate after U-Md's mens basketball team beat Duke.

Twenty-eight people were arrested or cited. Video later surfaced showing three Prince George's County police officers in riot gear using batons to beat an unarmed U-Md. student.

The FBI also has launched an investigation into the incident.


By Washington Post editors  | May 26, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  University of Maryland College Park, duke university, fbi, riot  
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Comments

Hours of video with the critical 3 minutes mysteriously missing, and no wrongdoing? Hilarious. Law enforcement is a joke.

Posted by: millionea81 | May 26, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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