Texas officer suspended for beating
The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin police officer who was acquitted in the beating of a handcuffed suspect has been suspended for 70 days for using undue force.
Police Chief Stan Knee ordered the suspension of Officer Christopher Gray yesterday, citing the 28-year-old officer for using excessive force while subduing Ramon Hernandez in 2005.
The incident was captured on a patrol car video camera.
Gray was one of three officers involved in the arrest of Hernandez, who had left the scene of a minor traffic accident in north Austin. Officers say Hernandez resisted arrest and reached for one of the officer's guns.
Last month, a jury acquitted Gray and former officer William Heilman of misdemeanor official oppression. Heilman quit the force after the incident.
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