Thursday, November 15, 2012
What do you think?
The officer who was convicted of assault in October for the 2010 beating of a University of Maryland student is currently suspended with pay pending a Prince George's County police investigation. We want to know if you think what should happen to the officer and whether police should be required to investigate after an officer is convicted. Let us know in comments below.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Cpl. James Harrison was found guilty of repeatedly beating a University of Maryland student.
A Prince George's County police officer who was convicted of second-degree assault in the 2010 beating of a University of Maryland student is still serving as an officer, according to a Gazette story. Cpl. James Harrison was suspended with pay after an administrative suspension hearing, according to the story. Cpl. Reginald Baker, who was aquitted on all counts has also been suspended with pay. Even though Harrison was convicted, PGCP cannot fire the officer based solely on the conviction, but are still investigating the incident, according to the Gazette story.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Juror acquitted on officer and convicted another in a 2010 beating of a University of Maryland student.
One officer was acquitted and another found guilty in the 2010 beating of University of Maryland student John McKenna, according to a Washington Post story. Officer James Harrison Jr. was found guilty of second-degree assault, but not misconduct in office and Officer Reginald Baker was found not guilty of both charges. McKenna's attorney also claims that Prince George's County agreed to pay ten students involved in the incident $3.6 million in settlements with $2 million going to McKenna. The attorney for a University of Maryland student beaten by two Prince George’s County police officers during a basketball postgame celebration revealed Saturday that the county had agreed to pay $3.6 million in civil settlements to 10 students and others…