Following the home basketball victory against Duke, University of Maryland students took to the streets to celebrate. Prince Georges County Police, along with mounted officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, responded to disperse an unruly crowd. One student skipped for joy toward police in riot gear, then stopped as he neared two mounted officers. Prince Georges officers rushed the student, beating him with clubs until he fell to the ground, and then continuing to deliver blows as he lay on the pavement.
Radley Balko discusses the incident.