City files suit over examiner reinstating accused officer
HOUSTON The 16-year-old says Houston police officers beat him up during an arrest back in March. The city terminated four of the officers involved, including Lewis Childress. A hearing examiner upheld Childress' claim that the city did not set a hearing over his termination in a timely fashion, and reinstated Childress with back pay. The city has filed suit over the examiner's decision. In July, Eyewitness News obtained disciplinary letters from Houston's police chief to the officers invovled in the alleged beating. HPD Chief Charles McClelland's letter to Childress read in part, "Office Childress then delivered two light kicks with his foot in an attempt to get Mr. Holley to release his arms."