02/14/2011

Activist releases new video of alleged Houston PD 'excessive force'

Quanell X releases video of 2008 hospital arrest

By James Pinkerton
Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON - Another surveillance tape released Thursday shows apparent excessive force by a Houston police officer on a handcuffed suspect, underscoring the position of civil rights activists who say police brutality in the city is widespread.

Community activist Quanell X on Thursday played a video recording made in a Memorial Hermann Hospital waiting room in June 2008 showing a man being handcuffed and then hit twice with a baton and knocked down by an officer with no apparent provocation.

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