A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. A strong cold front will reach the Brazos Valley by mid-afternoon to early evening TODAY. Mild temperatures are expected to sharply fall as strong, brisk north winds arrive. A scattered rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and Noon Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
HOUSTON (AP) Houston's police chief says the 2010 videotaped beating of a black teenage burglary suspect made him "sick to my stomach" and gave the department a "black eye."
Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. told jurors Tuesday in Houston that fired officer Drew Ryser mistreated the teen during the arrest.
Ryser is on trial this week on a misdemeanor charge of official oppression. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted. Ryser was one of four officers fired and later indicted.
Security video from March 2010 appears to show several officers hitting then 15-year-old Chad Holley. The teen was later convicted in juvenile court of burglary and given probation.
Ryser's attorneys say the ex-officer was following textbook procedures to arrest a suspect he believed might have been armed.
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