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Ex-chief, groomsman testify in H20 trial - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 30, 2014

Ex-chief, groomsman testify in H20 trial

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 12:11 am

HOUSTON — The trial to determine whether Galveston police officers abused some members of a wedding party at an island resort in 2008 continued Thursday, as the department’s former chief testified in Houston’s federal court that no excessive force was used, and a groomsman at the wedding said he witnessed former Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe lying in a pool of blood after being thrown to the ground by police.

A jury of six men and six women will determine whether Backe and 11 others are entitled to unspecified monetary damages from the city of Galveston for the alleged brutality. 

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