Four Officers Indicted in Excessive Force Case

A Harris County grand jury has indicted four Houston police officers accused of beating a teenage burglary suspect in March.

The beating was captured on surveillance video.

Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos said Wednesday that all four officers were charged with official oppression. Two also were charged with violation of civil rights of a prisoner.

Each charge is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The incident was captured on surveillance camera video at a self-storage business in southwest Houston. Although the video hasn't been made public, community activists say it shows officers
beating and kicking the handcuffed teenager.

The incident initially led to the April suspensions of seven officers and one sergeant for alleged use of excessive force against the then-15-year-old boy.

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