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What am I missing for wondering why the OP is indicating only ONE cop has a problem here? They looked very cooperative. The fat one kicking the stuffing out of someone on the ground was definitely not the same one throwing someone to the ground in the last shots. Looks to me like the defendants table ought to be a group thing in this case??
Murder of Joe Campos Torres
Joe Campos Torres (December 20,1953 - May 5, 1977) was a 23-year-old Vietnam Veteran who was beaten by several Houston police officers and subsequently died. His death sparked protests and the outcome of the trial was met with rioting.
Torres had been arrested at a Houston bar for disorderly conduct. Six police officers took Torres to a spot called “The Hole” next to Buffalo Bayou and beat him.
The officers then took Torres to the city jail, who refused to process him due to his injuries. They were ordered to take him to Ben Taub General Hospital, but instead of doing so, the officers brought him back to the banks of Buffalo Bayou and pushed him into the water. Torres’ body was found two days later.
Trial and aftermath
Officers Terry Denson and Steven Orlando were tried on state murder charges. They were convicted of negligent homicide and received one year of probation and a $1 fine.
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I want to add that along with that year in jail, 2 years of intensive (meeting 2 times a week with P.O.) probation and mandatory anger management or other psychiatric counseling, and huge fines can also be applied to the punishment. Also, if the judge finds that drugs or alcohol were a factor they could add as many required AA/NA meetings weekly, as they deem fit.