Two Prince George’s County police officers had been charged in the beating of a University of Maryland at College Park student during a basketball postgame celebration. On Friday a jury acquitted one of the officers of all charges; the other was found guilty of second-degree assault. The student, John J. McKenna, suffered a concussion and other injuries. He was initially charged with assaulting an officer, but those charges were dropped when videotape of the incident contradicted the officers’ claims.
(Updated, 10/21/2012, 6:24 p.m.) A lawyer for the Maryland student says Prince George’s County, Md., has agreed to pay $3.6-million in civil settlements to his client and nine other students and other people who were falsely arrested or physically assaulted in the incident, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.