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Attorney disputes claim police actions harmed Backe’s career - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

December 18, 2014

Attorney disputes claim police actions harmed Backe’s career

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:30 am

HOUSTON — A former Houston Astros pitcher who said his career ended prematurely because of an injury caused by Galveston police officers continued his testimony Wednesday in a Houston federal courtroom.

Brandon Backe said he was at The San Luis resort’s H20 bar in October 2008 shortly after a wedding reception when he was thrown to the ground by an officer then beaten and kicked by police.

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