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Four Suspects Found Guilty in OC Beach Brawl Involving Police


OCEAN CITY, Md.- The four suspects involved in a controversial Ocean City beach brawl back in July, were found guilty in a Maryland District Court Wednesday.

The confrontation was caught on camera. The cell phone video from an eyewitness was shown in court. You could see Ocean City police pushing beachgoers, one by one to the sand, after officers worked to control a group of people on the beach they say were cursing, yelling, disorderly and acting in a threatening manner toward officers.

As 24 year-old Dalima Palmer was taken to the ground, an eye-witness was heard screaming, "She's pregnant! She's pregnant!"

Officials with the Ocean City Police Department said Palmer received an emergency C-section after the scuffle. 

"It was a difficult pregnancy," said Palmer's lawyer Bruce Johnson. "They had to induce the baby. She had to have the baby here, oppose to having it with her doctors and being more comfortable."

Palmer was one of four suspects charged in the incident. Abdul Kargbo, 25, of Woodbridge, Va.; 24-year-old Musa Seisay of Garrisonville, Md. and 21-year-old Saidu Kargbo of Woodbridge, Va. were all taken into custody.

Johnson believes police did not use appropriate force when making the arrests. But Ocean City Police said an internal investigation shows officers used an appropriate amount of force.

"We believe that our officers did use appropriate force," said Ocean City Police spokeswoman Lindsay O'Neal. "They are trained to meet force with an equal amount of force."

Hassan Koroma, who you hear screaming in the video, told the judge that he recorded the video after lifeguards called him and his friends "drunk" and "retarded." Koroma claims they were racially profiled. But O'Neal said the video is a skewed view of what happened.

"This tape, that was portrayed in the media, didn't show the whole 360 view," she said. "A little iPhone camera can't show everything that happened in this situation."

Palmer, Musa Seisay and Abdul Kargbo were all found guilty of second degree assault, and sentenced to 30 days in county jail. Saidu Kargbo was found guilty of second degree assault, and sentenced to unsupervised probation before judgement and must pay a $500 fine.

Defense Attorney Johnson said if the judge rules in favor of the Ocean City police, Johnson will appeal the ruling and ask for a jury trial.

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