Man allegedly beaten by Metro Police released from jail

Monday, September 26, 2016
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Metro Police officers suspended for use of force on man.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The METRO Police Department suspended two officers after a man was hit with a baton at a train station north of downtown Houston, but the man's family is demanding the officers be charged.

Darrell Giles was facing a trespassing charge after the incident in which his family said he fell asleep on a bench. Officers approached and ended up sticking him with the baton. He was released from jail Friday night and his mother, Ossie Giles, said he is resting at his sister's home.

She found out about his arrest by watching the news.

"I cried. I went down on my knees because it really did hurt me so bad to see my child right there. He didn't even look right," she said.

Officer J. Warren is suspended without pay, and Officer D. Reynoso with pay while there's a criminal investigation and administrative review. A supervisor saw the arrest video and flagged it for review.

The family and Black Lives Matter Houston is demanding the video be released. METRO said it won't be released now because the investigation is pending.

Giles' mother said he is deaf in one ear and she believes that may have played a role in the incident.

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