Ex-Officer Accused in The Videotaped Beating of a Teen Suspect.
A jury has been chosen in the Houston trial of an ex-officer accused in the videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect. The panel of six jurors plus one alternate selected Friday will decide the fate of fired Houston police officer Andrew Blomberg.
Opening statements in the trial are set for next Thursday. Blomberg is charged with official oppression, a misdemeanor. Jury selection took five days as a judge allowed jurors to be individually questioned due to publicity in the case.
Security video from March 2010 appears to show several officers kicking and stomping on then-15-year-old Chad Holley near a business. Holley was later convicted in juvenile court of burglary and put on probation. Blomberg and three other officers were later fired and indicted. He's the first to be tried.