Judge lifts gag order in Chad Holley beating trial

April 25, 2012 4:27:51 AM PDT
A judge has lifted a gag order in the Houston trial of an ex-officer accused in the videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect.

The Houston Chronicle reports Judge Ruben Guerrero on Tuesday approved a prosecution gag order request in the trial of fired Officer Andrew Blomberg. Blomberg is charged with misdemeanor official oppression.

The judge rescinded the order after reporters asked about it during a break in jury selection. The judge declined further comment.

Security video from March 2010 appears to show several officers kicking and stomping on then-15-year-old Chad Holley near a business. Holley was later convicted in juvenile court of burglary and put on probation.

Blomberg and three other officers were fired following the videotaped incident. He's the first to be tried.

We first showed you that shocking surveillance video in February 2011. Since then, four officers have been charged with misdemeanors.

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