Baytown officer goes before judge today

June 19, 2009 5:05:46 AM PDT
A Baytown police officer goes on trial today for official oppression. Jon Fitzgerald is accused of using excessive force while arresting a motorist last November. An internal affairs investigation into the arrest of Ryan Sanders led to the misdemeanor charges. The victim is a 24-year-old maintenance worker.

Fitzgerald has been suspended without pay because of the allegations.

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