Ex-Houston officer may get appeal hearing in teen beating conviction

Ex-Houston officer may get appeal hearing in teen beating conviction

Credit: KHOU

A Houston jury found former Houston cop Drew Ryser guilty of official oppression in the videotaped beating of teen burglar Chad Holley

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 1:01 PM

HOUSTON -- A former Houston police officer alleging juror misconduct in his conviction in the videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect during an arrest could get a court hearing on his motion for a new trial.

Attorneys for Drew Ryser said Wednesday a judge will either hold an Aug. 22 hearing with witness testimony on the motion or decide to review the motion on his own.

Ryser’s attorneys say the jury foreman researched the case online outside the courtroom and shared his findings with fellow jurors.

Jurors convicted Ryser in June of misdemeanor official oppression in the March 2010 beating of Chad Holley. Ryser was sentenced to two years of probation.

Holley was convicted of burglary and sentenced to probation. He was later sent to jail on another burglary charge.

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