Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. Speaks to Jurors.
Houston's police chief believes an ex-officer accused of taking part in the 2010 videotaped beating of a teen burglary suspect kicked and stomped on the boy.
Police Chief Charles McClelland Jr. told jurors Tuesday in Houston the actions of fired officer Andrew Blomberg were "contrary to department policy, training and state law." Blomberg is charged with misdemeanor official oppression. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted. He was one of four officers fired and later indicted.
Security video from March 2010 appears to show several officers hitting Chad Holley, who was 15 at the time. Holley was convicted in juvenile court of burglary and put on probation.
McClelland was the last witness for prosecutors. Blomberg's defense began with testimony from a police sergeant who investigated the burglary.