Former Prince George's County officer James Harrison will be sentenced Friday morning.
The former Prince George's County Police officer convicted of beating a University of Maryland student will be sentenced Friday morning in a county courthouse. James Harrison was convicted in October 2012 of second-degree assault stemming from an incident in March 2010, when two police officers were filmed on tape assaulting a student after the University of Maryland men’s basketball team’s victory over the Duke Blue Devils. Harrison was convicted, but the other police officer was found not guilty. The sentencing will begin around 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Prince George's County Courthouse in 14735 Main Street Upper Marlboro, MD.
Officers face felony assault charges in connection with the March 3 Duke basketball game riot.
Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for their alleged involvement in last year’s beating of a University of Maryland student during a riot that followed a Duke basketball game. Officers Reginald Baker and James Harrison are both charged with first-degree assault, which is a felony count and can lead to a maximum 25 years in prison, according to The Washington Post. Baker and Harrison also face charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office, both misdemeanors. As explained by Angela Alsobrooks, the county state's attorney, indictment is not a finding of guilt, but rather when a grand jury has determined there is: Here is a timeline of some of the events surrounding the incident: March …