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Rutgers Student Beaten By Cops, Caught On Tape

In February 2011 on February 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Written by NewsOne Staff on February 8, 2011

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New Brunswick, NJ– A Youtube video capturing a Rutgers University sophomore being pummeled by police has prompted an investigation. The student is facing three charges for resisting arrest, aggravated assault, and obstruction.

Elliott Marx, 20, was allegedly hit as five police officers arrested him around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, the New York Daily News reports. The officers were responding to a parking lot brawl not far from the Rutgers campus.

Rutgers Student Beaten By Cop (VIDEO)

Rutgers Student Beaten

First Posted: HuffingtonPost.com 02/ 8/11 08:24 AM Updated: 02/ 8/11 08:32 AM

A shaky YouTube video (below) that shows police punching a Rutgers University student during an arrest has prompted an investigation into the case.


Elliott Marx, 20, was allegedly hit as five police officers arrested him around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, the New York Daily News reports. The officers were responding to a parking lot brawl not far from the Rutgers campus.

In the video, sophomore Marx can be seen face down on the ground, his white Nikes at times visible on the left-hand side of the screen. He is surrounded by a group of officers, one of whom shouts “Stop resisting! Give me your hand!” Another officer can be seen punching Marx.

According to the Associated Press, Marx, who allegedly jumped on an officer’s back during the altercation, faces three charges: resisting arrest, aggravated assault on a police officer and obstruction.

The now-viral video, seen below, was captured by a witness at the scene.



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