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Prince George's County Police Questioned by FBI About Beating of University of Maryland Student

Prince George's County Police Questioned by FBI About Beating of University of Maryland  Student

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP)- Prince George's County police officers are being interviewed by FBI agents about a video taped beating of a University of Maryland student.

The video was taken in March and shows three officers beating student John McKenna after a basketball game.

Prince George's County police chief Roberto Hylton says a deputy chief told him Thursday night that FBI agents knocked on the doors of several county officers to interview them.

According to a department spokesman, agents planned to talk to as many as 40 officers Thursday night and Friday morning.

The officers involved in the beati

Prince George's Police Chief's Cars Vandalized

Prince George's Police Chief's Cars Vandalized

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department says two cars used by the police chief have been vandalized in recent weeks.

Maj. Andy Ellis says Police Chief Roberto Hylton's cars were shot with a pellet gun in October while parked in his marked spots at police headquarters in Palmer Park. He says a Crown Victoria was shot in the rear window and in a rear quarter panel, and an Impala was shot in a passenger door.

Hylton could be replaced as chief by Rushern Baker, who is being sworn in Monday as county executive.

Two people who represent organizations that support retaining Hylton say they suspect the vandalism is retaliation for what they say are the chief's efforts to hold officers accountable for misconduct.

Maryland Council Member Charged with Assault

Prince George's County (AP)- A Prince George's County Council member is facing an assault charge after allegedly attacking a county employee.

A charging document filed Sunday says Marilynn Bland grabbed the individual and started screaming and cursing at him on Nov. 17 when he started a meeting without her. The individual making the complaint, W. Randy Short, is the director of the Prince George's County Council's Youth Commission.

The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison or a $2,500 fine.

A message left at the County Council's office early Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Wife of Liquor Store Owner had $400k in Her Closet

Prince George's County (AP)- Prosecutors say the wife of a liquor store owner arrested along with three police officers in a federal sting had $400,000 stashed in a closet.

Ravinder Mehli and her husband, Amrik Singh Melhi, are accused in an extortion conspiracy case alleging they paid county officers to ensure transport of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol in Maryland and Virginia.

Prosecutors revealed the hoard of cash at a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in which Mehli and her husband were ordered held without bond. Federal prosecutors said the case is linked to the recent arrest of Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, but did not elaborate.

Melhi's attorney, Gabriel Christian, said the allegations had yet to be proven.

Arrested Prince George's County Officer Released

(AP)- One of three police officers arrested in ongoing Prince George's County public corruption investigation has been released.

Police Sgt. Richard Delabrer was released Tuesday after pleading not guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by extortion. While 45-year-old Delabrer was released, he will have to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Delabrer, of Laurel, was allegedly paid to use his authority to ensure the transport of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol in Maryland and Virginia. The scheme allegedly began in 2009 and continued into 2010.

Prince George's County Police Officer Stabbed Suspect Arrested

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department has arrested Milton Benitez Salvador, 34, for stabbing an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer early yesterday morning in Adelphi.

Salvador, of no fixed address has been charged with attempted first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree assault and attempted second degree assault of a law enforcement officer.  He was remanded to the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $150,000 bond.

Prince George's County Police Officer Denied Bail

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- Federal prosecutors denied bail to one of the three Prince George's County cops involved in a sting Monday, because of the weapons and drugs allegations against him. 

Officer Sinisa Simic, 25, of Woodbridge, Virginia, will remain behind bars because the feds say he illegally trafficked handguns to his accomplices on the streets.

Prosecutors also say they taped Simic buying a half-kilo of cocaine during their investigation.

The initial investigation connected Simic to an alcohol and cigarette smuggling operation, where Prince George's County Police officers used their power to ship untaxed cigarettes and booze across Md., Va. and even N.Y. state lines.

Federal Judge Charles Day said he couldn't give bail to a cop who was giving guns to the bad guys.