February 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on ABC13 

Abc13, (KTRK) – For more than nine months, we followed the story of Chad Holley; a teenager who said police beat him during an arrest.
Four officers were charged with crimes for the fight, and now for the first time in this exclusive abc13, we can see the video.

Every police officer on patrol in this story has been told that the video is on. The mayor will not let you see it – or the district attorney or police chief.

We’ve all been told that the graphic representation and disturbing, and we remind you that, as we show the video so many Houstonians wanted to see.

It was an afternoon in March when a security camera captures the end of a Houston police chase. Chad Holley theft cons trying to make a run for it, but it is cut by a police car and fell to the ground. He clearly puts his arms in surrender pose then folds his arms before police move in

The first officer trample on the heads of Holley and he repeatedly kicked. We counted four officers to make the kicks.

Then, a land agent five shots on goal. It seems that the kicks are landing on the head of Holley.

Holley was on the ground with the cops on top of him for about 20 seconds and then an agent for five punches the heavy soils.

The officer who made the kick to start there again – this time from behind. Then he stomps on the back of his leg.

And then, just before Holley is captured to be taken to a patrol car, there’s another lick.

But now we go public with this video – months after the District Attorney, the police chief and the mayor has refused to let you see.

“I had the band legally if you sit back and watch your television tonight, as everybody in this town because we all see what happens,” community activist Quanell X said.

Quanell X had been sued by one of the cops in the case Holley. A judge granted him the right to obtain the tape and we gave it. A few minutes after we made our copy, the federal judge who blocked the publication of this band before was on the phone to try to stop its spread. It was too late.

“Absolutely, it is a powerful tape, and it is a shame because the band you see police officers there at the scene behave like criminals – not police officers who respect and honor their obligations to the badge, and I can you tell when the people in the hood, see, they’ll be angry too, and now it is time to emerge, “said Quanell X.

Four police officers in Houston have been indicted for what is seen on the video but on misdemeanor charges of official oppression – no aggression.

“I want to know how the hell did they do what they did to that boy on that video and they have only charged with official oppression,” Quanell X said.

Twelve officers have been punished as a result of the case Holley, but many have been given their jobs against the will of the city.
Houston Police Officer Union Executive Director Mark Clark:

“We have thousands of agents who do a great job every day and they are not involved in this field. The police do the best job they can do. This is a case that has been sorted. This is serious and is a reflection on the department. We must let the system work. There are 4 people who have been charged and we have no comment on that until that is it resolved in the courts. ”

Annise Parker Mayor:

“I was shocked and disgusted when I saw this band. My feelings have not changed. This is not acceptable in Houston. The city of Houston has fully supported the district attorney’s willingness to keep this video to be released before trial because we do nothing that might jeopardize the prosecution of officers involved. We have vigorously sought to terminate the officers and continue to fight to prevent them from ever working again in the Houston Police Department.

Whoever provided the video on channel 13 is in violation of a federal court order and should be pursued. It is unfortunate and irresponsible that Channel 13 has decided to release the material at this time. ”

Charles Houston Police Chief McClelland Jr.

“I’ve been disciplined and will not have any other comments until the case is tried and or appeal.”


Channel 13 Houston

February 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Channel 13 Houston 

Channel 13 Houston, More Galveston County 500 runners race through the streets of Houston this morning at Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon. The race is the biggest sporting event in Houston one day, with a field of 22,000 participants. Many participants in the county formed part of a group of formal training. One of the best known and most important locally, is the U.S. program Fit, which has branches in Galveston County to the north and in the Houston area.”I really enjoy training with a group,” Galvestonian Kelly Porter, a member of the Galveston Fit, said. “The group operates together once a week, and group will hold you accountable and keep it fun. “

Wear group began training in June in order to run the half marathon last dam in November. “I just carried over from there and have kept the mileage,” she said. “The training group has made a huge difference,” half-marathon McGonigel Beth said. “While I am engaged with them in June, I’ve never really had any training or coaching. I just put in miles. In doing exercises and drills speed hill, I saw a substantial improvement in my time. ”

To adapt exercises hill to flat terrain of Galveston, the group operates once a week by a local garage.

Texas Gulf Coast Running Club is also commissioning a contingent of runners in the marathon and half marathon.

“We have a little race in Houston, but it is not our only concern,” the group organizer Angie Binetti said. “Our group is very dynamic, and we’re off to a great number of events. We still have fun and love for running, whether in Houston or elsewhere. ”

Many club members are triathletes. Mike Diaz noted that the multi-sport training served them well in preparation for the marathon.

“Doing triathlons also helps the mental aspect of training and operation of long distances,” he said.

Binetti and her husband, Frank, are ready for the marathon today, whatever the weather.

“They are forecasting rain, but it’s OK for me. If it rains, it will keep me cool. ”

Tiki Island resident Kim Small is also ready for whatever weather comes its way.

“I’m ready for the rain with a poncho and layers of clothing peel-off,” she said. “I prefer the rain to wait until after we start. This way, you’re engaged and you simply continue. ”

His preparation for the race began much earlier.

“I had a good massage for my legs relaxed and I try to drink all my water yesterday, and not so much on race day,” she said.

Chevron Houston Marathon will be broadcast live 7:00 to 10:00 this morning on ABC Channel 13. The station will broadcast a summary of the race to 10:35 p.m.

Seeing the snow falling in the Bayou City is a rare event, but there’s a chance it could happen this week.

11 News Meteorologist Mario Gomez said an explosion would blow the Arctic in the city on Tuesday, bringing with it some rain and a significant drop in temperatures.

How serious? We’re talking about a dip of 30 degrees in a few hours. Gomez said that we’ll start the day Tuesday in the 60s, but mercury accumulates in mid-to upper 30s in the evening.

“This will be a drastic change really,” said Gomez.

The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Watch hard to the Houston area early Tuesday night to Wednesday morning, when interim expected to fall below 25 degrees.

Time above can not get out of the 30s on Wednesday and Thursday, and lows will be in the 20s through Saturday.

But the chance for snow will not slide in the forecast until late Thursday.

Gomez said that the Arctic air would always be in the area when moving storm level in Thursday night to Friday morning – a formula that could produce snow.

Specifically, there will be a 20 percent chance for snow flurries Thursday night, more than a 40 percent chance on Friday morning.

Even if the snowfalls, well, Gomez said a significant accumulation is unlikely.

“It is an assessment on a daily basis. There is a possibility that we could see measurable snow, but probably not, “he said.” We see only a few days a year where we have opportunities, but it is one of between them. ”

Gomez said the frigid weather should warm up a bit as the weekend winds down, with highs in the 50s and 60s on Saturday and Sunday.

Puerto Rico Earthquake

December 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on Puerto Rico Earthquake 

Puerto Rico Earthquake, An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck Puerto Rico on Friday, rattling residents but causing no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 19:43 (6:43 EST), blocked about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of San Juan. It was about 64 miles deep, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A Federal Aviation Administration official said the international airport of San Juan was open and functioning normally.

“It lasted about 30 seconds and felt ill. Some guests did get a little scared, “Venus said Nevarez, an employee at the El San Juan Hotel and Casino. He said nothing broken and all guests were fine.