Prince George’s County Police suspended a second officer after a video showed police repeatedly striking a student with batons following a University of Maryland basketball game against Duke University.
The tape has outraged people across the country.
Police say they have identified all officers in the tape and will suspend at least two others.
Police identified Sean McAleavey as the officer who filed the charging documents against two students, including John McKenna who was beaten. Prosecutors later dropped the charges against the students.
McAlveavey is suspended. After all of the suspensions are in place, police say they will publicly identify the suspended officers.
“We’re being very deliberate as we move forward,” says Prince George’s County Maj. Andy Ellis.
Police say that the video has received so much attention that they have received threatening phone calls from around the country and are concerned about the officers’ safety.