Ac­tivists seek po­lice video of teth­ered man

The Morning Call - - NATION & WORLD -

GALVESTON, Texas — Pro­test­ers marched to de­mand the re­lease of po­lice body cam­era footage show­ing the ar­rest of a home­less black man who was teth­ered with a rope and pa­raded through a Texas city by white of­fi­cers on horse­back.

Im­ages shared on­line of the two Galveston po­lice of­fi­cers lead­ing Don­ald Neely us­ing a rope tied to his hand­cuffs — rem­i­nis­cent of pic­tures show­ing slaves in chains — sparked pub­lic out­rage. But the Texas Rangers de­ter­mined that the of­fi­cers didn’t break any law, the Galveston County Daily News re­ported.

City of­fi­cials have said the body cam­era footage can­not be re­leased un­til a Galveston County Sher­iff ’s of­fice re­view is com­plete.

Neely, 43, was ar­rested Aug. 3 on a crim­i­nal tres­pass charge. Galveston po­lice Chief Ver­non Hale has since apol­o­gized.

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