Houston police chief testifies in case of videotaped teen beating
06/04/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Houston, Texas – Houston’s police chief testified Tuesday in the case of a former police officer charged in the beating of a teenage burglary suspect, which was caught on videotape. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. purported in his testimony that terminated officer Drew Ryser did not follow proper procedures during the teen’s arrest.
McClelland is quoted by the AP as stating to special prosecutor Jonathan Munier of the incident, “It made me sick to my stomach because it was an egregious use of force and the men and women of the Houston police department are better than that … they did not deserve that type of black eye.”
Ryser and three other officers have been indicted in the case. If convicted on the charge of official oppression, Ryser could receive up to a year in jail.
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