Grand jury decision expected on alleged HPD beating

June 17, 2010 3:01:38 PM PDT
A decision is expected any day now in the case of eight Houston police officers accused of beating an unarmed 15-year-old burglary suspect. A grand jury could decide as early as today whether any of the officers should face charges.

"The evidence they have requested, and additional evidence has been presented to them and when the investigation is complete and they have all the evidence before them, then theoretically they will make a decision on the case," said Donna Hawkins of the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

The grand jury has been hearing testimony in the case for nearly a month. Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland testified on Wednesday. The eight officers were relieved of duty over the March 23rd incident.

Unreleased surveillance video reportedly shows them beating up Chad Holley, now 16, outside a southwest Houston storage facility. The officers chased Holley to that location after identifying him as a suspect in a nearby house burglary.

We will continue to bring you the latest on the officers' grand jury investigation on Eyewitness News and abc13.com.


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