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Teen in alleged cop beating speaks out

ABC News – Houston | June 24, 2010

New York Times – The Houston police chief has fired seven officers involved in the beating of a 15-year-old suspected of burglary, a beating that was caught on videotape and outraged many black residents. Four of the officers also face misdemeanor charges for the pummeling of the youth, Chad Holley, who had been handcuffed and forced to the ground after a short chase on March 23. Some black leaders called the charges of “official repression” a slap on the wrist and questioned why prosecutors had not persuaded a grand jury to charge the officers with felony assault.