Chad Holley, Center of HPD Beating Trials, Arrested Again

Harris County Sheriff's deputies arrested Chad Holley and three other men in connection with a burglary in the far northwest part of the county.

Holley, 18, was the kid videotaped being taken down and possibly beaten by HPD officers after a burglary in 2010. Four HPD officers were fired, but the only one who has gone to trial so far has been found not guilty.

A neighbor saw four men robbing a house in his neighborhood about 2 p.m. yesterday and called 911. Sheriff's deputies responded and arrested the four, and confirmed that one of them was Holley.

The acquittal of the HPD officer in the earlier trial sparked demonstrations and accusations of racism. Quanell X, one who led those actions, was subdued when asked by the Houston Chronicle about yesterday's arrest.

"This is what you do to repay the people who did so much to stand up for you?" he said.

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Richard Connelly
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