Sunday, January 01, 2006

Texas Officers Charged With Beating Handcuffed Suspect

AUSTIN -- Three police officers accused of punching a handcuffed suspect and shocking him with their Tasers were indicted Friday on misdemeanor official oppression charges.

If convicted, Christopher Gray, William Heilman and Joel Follmer face up to a year in jail and could be fined up to $4,000.

Heilman, a four-year veteran with the Austin Police Department, resigned earlier this year. Gray, a six-year veteran, and Follmer, a rookie, are on restricted duty.


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