Ex-Texas Officer Appeals in Teen Beating Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) An ex-Houston police officer convicted for his role in the 2010 videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect alleges juror misconduct and seeks a new trial.

The Houston Chronicle reports attorneys for Drew Ryser say the foreman while outside court wrongly went online to research the case, looked up the word "mistreatment" and shared details with fellow jurors.

The defense motion was filed Wednesday. Special prosecutor Tommy LaFon says the issue will be reviewed.

Jurors last month convicted Ryser of misdemeanor official oppression in the beating of then-15-year-old Chad Holley. Ryser received two years of probation.

Holley was convicted of burglary in the original case and received probation. Holley last year was arrested on another burglary charge. A judge in April sentenced him to six months in jail.


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