Galveston wedding brawl referred to grand jury

May 7, 2009 7:36:41 AM PDT
The wedding brawl that led to the arrest of Astros pitcher Brandon Backe will be referred to a grand jury today. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The jury will decide whether charges should be filed against the Galveston police officers disciplined over the incident. Officers used Tasers on a father and son at the wedding party last October.

Thirteen people were arrested when a riot broke out. Backe, who was a guest, was one of them. An internal investigation faulted the officers for improper documentation.

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