Maryland fans got a little rowdy while celebrating the Terrapins taking down Duke at home last month, leading to a scene that involved police on horseback and in riot gear making numerous arrests.
But based on this video of Maryland student John McKenna being beaten by police, questions are now being raised about the conduct of officers that night. According to ABC News:
"This is police brutality, pure and simple," said Chris Griffiths, McKenna's lawyer. "Clearly, the charging document is a lie. As you can see from the tape, there is not a single fact in that document which is true."
The sworn statement of charges by the officers says that McKenna himself "struck those officers and their horses, causing minor injuries." The statement describes McKenna's injuries as minor, caused when he was "kicked by the horses." It also claims that McKenna was inciting a crowd.
The charges against McKenna have since been dropped.