Judge drops most serious charges against Md. cops accused of assault
Two police officers on trial for allegedly beating up a University of Maryland student
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A judge has dismissed first-degree assault charges against two police officers on trial for allegedly beating up a University of Maryland student.
The two Prince George's County police officers still face charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
Circuit Court Judge Beverly Woodard made the ruling Wednesday. She's presiding over the trial of officers James Harrison and Reginald Baker, who are accused of assaulting John McKenna during a rowdy student celebration that followed the Maryland basketball team's win over Duke two years ago.
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