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Jury’s query hints at agreement on excessive force question - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 22, 2014

Jury’s query hints at agreement on excessive force question

Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 12:10 am

HOUSTON — Jurors deciding whether Galveston police officers violated the civil rights of 12 people at an island resort in 2008 issued a “cry for help” at the Houston federal courthouse Thursday, their eighth day of deliberation.

A note sent from the jury seemed to indicate jurors had unanimously agreed to answer “yes” to at least one question addressing the alleged brutality by Galveston police, and have moved on to deliberate an alleged “governmental custom” of excessive force by the Galveston Police Department.

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