Matt Zapotosky and Ruben Castaneda
Washington Post
December 4, 2010

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Federal authorities are now leading the investigation into three Prince George’s County police officers who were caught on tape beating an unarmed University of Maryland student, and the federal officials made no secret of it this week by descending on the homes of about 40 officers who worked the night of the incident.

Richard Wolf, an FBI spokesman, said that the FBI and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division had recently assumed management of the investigation into the March 3 beating of student John J. McKenna during a raucous celebration after a basketball victory over Duke. McKenna suffered a concussion and other injuries.

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Wolf said federal authorities had been monitoring local prosecutors’ work on the case for months but were now taking a more “proactive” role in interviewing potential witnesses.

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