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Judge tosses some charges against officers in UMd. student beating case

WASHINGTON – A Prince George’s County judge has thrown out some of the most serious charges against two police officers accused in the beating of a University of Maryland student.

The judge threw out first-degree assault charges against officers Reginald Baker and James Harrison. The officers are still charged with 2nd degree assault and misconduct in office.

The judge determined there was not enough evidence to prove the officers seriously injured student John McKenna.

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