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Harford County man sues fraternity for hazing
Harford County man sues fraternity for hazing

A Harford County man is suing the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, alleging he was hazed when he joined the fraternity's Coppin State University chapter in 2013. Johnny Powell II of Havre de Grace alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Prince George's County Circuit Court that officers with Coppin's Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity chapter "punched, hit, slapped, caned and paddled" him numerous times during the spring 2013 pledging process, causing him to end up in the hospital. Powell was a Stevenson University student at the time and pledged Coppin's chapter as a first step toward establishing a chapter at his university, according to his lawsuit. He is seeking $4...