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No Convictions For Incidents From Last Year's U.Md-Duke Game
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No Convictions For Incidents From Last Year's U.Md-Duke Game

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- At least 6 police agencies descended on College Park Wednesday evening, preparing for a possible student demonstration following the high-profile University of Maryland - Duke basketball game.

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Last March, a University of Maryland win caused thousands of students to flood busy Route 1 in celebration, some vandalizing traffic signs and spraying graffiti.

The police response brought national attention to the campus. Videos showed police in riot gear, beating one student who was then charged with assaulting police. The videos made it clear the student did not assault police and four Prince George's County Police officers were suspended after charging documents were shown to be untrue. Two of those officers remain on administrative leave Wednesday, doing no work. One officer performs administrative duties only and has no contact with the public. The remaining officer has had his full police hours restored and works regular duty.

The FBI and the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division continue to investigate police behavior in the incident.

Twenty four students were charged with various crimes last year but most charges were dropped and no student has been convicted of any crime according to a defense investigator.

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