This is ridiculous. The suspect is subdued – he was clipped by a police car, and yet the cops just wail on him.
Even worse, the police department tried to keep the video under wraps.
Chad Holley, 16, accused eight officers of beating him while he was in custody on a burglary charge, on which he was later convicted. Holley claimed he was hit by a police car then beaten and kicked by police officers near a self-storage facility on Cook Road on March 24. Holley was 15 at the time.
Surveillance cameras caught the incident on tape. The tape was not released to the public by federal injunction.
However, Quanell X, the leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, decided to release it after he obtained a copy as part of a defamation lawsuit filed against him by one of the officers.
The video showed one officer delivering at least seven kicks to Holley while another officer punched Holley five times, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Holley is not seen on tape struggling with the officers, the station reported.
Seven police officers were terminated in connection with the incident. Four officers were also charged in connection with the incident