Chad Holley Beaten by Houton Police: Graphic Video Made Public
Chad Holley Beating Video: HPD Officers Shown Ganging Up on Suspect
A video showing four Houston police officers beating burglary suspect Chad Holley is finally going public. The video shows the then-15-year-old boy attacked by multiple police officers as he put his hands out in surrender.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the HPD and the District Attorney's Office all blocked public access to the Chad Holley beating video for nine months, but Quanell X (born Quanell Ralph Evans), leader of the New Black Panther Party, got it into the hands of KTRK, a Houston ABC affiliate.
The four officers shown repeatedly punching and kicking Chad Holley were suspended and charged only with misdemeanor "official oppression", as opposed to assault or attempted murder.
In all, twelve Houston cops were disciplined over the incident, which HPD desperately tried to keep from going public.
It was an afternoon in March when a security camera captures the end of a Houston police pursuit. Burglar Chad Holley tries to make a run for it, but he's clipped by a police car and falls on the ground. He clearly puts his arms out in the surrender pose then folds his arms before police move in. The first officer stomps on Holley's head and he's repeatedly kicked. We counted four officers doing the kicking.