Former Astro Backe files suit against Galveston, police

Former Astros pitcher Brandon Backe was arrested during an altercation after a wedding in 2008. He did not go to trial earlier this year and today filed a lawsuit.

September 28, 2010 3:49:00 PM PDT
Former Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe has filed a lawsuit over a brawl with Galveston police during a wedding after-party in 2008. Backe and several other wedding guests filed suit against the City of Galveston, Galveston Police Chief Charles Wiley and more than 20 officers. The suit claims the officers violated the plaintiff's civil rights and used excessive force.

The Galveston Police Department disciplined some of the officers involved for improper documentation.