Shocking Video Of Houston Officer Beating Homeless Man

Shocking Video Of Houston Officer Beating Homeless Man

27 September 2016

Houston Officer Beating Homeless Man

An investigation continues after a new video features a Houston officer beating homeless man at a station.

Officer Jairus Warren monitored the metro station in the area when he and Officer Daniel Reynoso confronted Darren Giles on September 14. According to authority spokeswoman Laura Whitley, the men approached Giles several times that day to leave. However, Giles apparently ignored their efforts as he slept on a bench in the station. Finally, Warren then accosted Giles in what appears to be excessive force, using a baton to strike Giles several times. Only after the beating does Reynoso handcuff Giles.

Houston Officer Beating Homeless Man

 

 

Though the incident took place on September 14, the office officially released video of the beating on Monday. With this evidence, a supervisor began a deeper investigation into the Houston officer. From the evidence, the investigation quickly concluded that Warren used excessive force on the scene. Now, the case moves to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. There, an investigation plans to determine whether or not to bring criminal charges to Warren.

Following the investigation, however, Warren resigned from his work after the office recommended termination. In a statement to the public, Chief of the Metro Transit Authority Police Vera Bumpers said “This incident is not reflective of our police force and I will not tolerate inappropriate use of force by officers.” In the meantime, the investigation cleared Officer Reynoso of any wrongdoing in the incident. Reynoso then rejoined the metro police force shortly afterwards.

 

USA Today

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