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Comment of the Day: On the Chad Holley Arrest

8 years ago by Richard Connelly
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous...
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Former HPD Cop Andrew Blomberg Not Guilty in Chad Holley Case (UPDATED)

8 years ago by Richard Connelly
A jury has found former HPD officer Andrew Blomberg not guilty of official oppression in connection with the arrest of Chad Holley. The video of the arrest showed officers seemingly whaling away on the teen, who was running from a burglary. Blomberg was one of four HPD officers who were...
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Chad Holley, Center of HPD Beating Trials, Arrested Again

8 years ago by Richard Connelly
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...
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Chad Holley's Police Beating Is Subject of an Angry NAACP Town Hall Meeting

10 years ago by Mandy Oaklander
Last night around 7 p.m., the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church was packed tighter than a month's worth of Sunday mornings. Hundreds swarmed to attend the standing-room-only NAACP town hall meeting about the recent video release of teenager Chad Holley being brutally kicked and beaten by police officers. Many gathered...
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Former Houston Police Chief C. O. "Brad" Bradford Has a Few Things to Say About Policing Reform

4 days ago by Margaret Downing
Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Houston Police Department like many around the country, took several steps away from community education and awareness and toward a much more aggressive policing that placed a premium on enforcement and tactical operations, according to former Houston Police Chief C. S. "Brad" Bradford...
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HPD Officer Who Kicked Teen in the Face During Arrest Denied Appeal

6 years ago by Angelica Leicht
One of the HPD officers caught on tape brutally beating a teenager during a 2010 arrest failed to convince a state appeals court that the video footage wasn't enough to support a conviction. The appeal was filed by Drew Ryser, one of the four Houston Police Department officers indicted on...
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HPD Beating Trial Will Stay Here Because You Don't Read Or Watch News; Reporter Subpoenaed

9 years ago by Richard Connelly
The trial of four HPD officers accused of beating a young burglary suspect will remain here in Houston, a judge ruled this morning. Why? Partly because, as one prosecutor argued, "the fact is that there are a lot of people who don't follow the news." For shame! The officers are...
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HPD Chief Will Resign at the End of the Month

5 years ago by Craig Malisow
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland on Tuesday announced his resignation after 39 years with the department and six years as top cop. Mayor Sylvester Turner broke the news at a press conference, saying the resignation would be effective at the end of February. McClelland was appointed by Turner's predecessor, Annise...
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HPD Beating Video: Officials Really Don't Want You To See It

10 years ago by Richard Connelly
When word first broke that an alleged Houston police beatdown of a teenage had been videotaped, we speculated that law enforcement officials were dreading the day the video went viral. That day is coming closer, and officials are fighting tooth and nail to keep it from happening. District Attorney Patricia...
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Morrissey Makes Good to Houston Fans On Good Friday

3 years ago by Abrahán Garza
More than six months after the show's original date, the brooding British pop star delivered an inspired set that made up for all the postponements and then some.

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