A Texas police department changed its policy Monday after pictures surfaced showing two white officers on horses leading a black man in handcuffs by a rope. Adrienne Bell, a Democrat who is running for Congress in , tweeted the pictures showing one of the mounted Galveston police officers holding a rope attached to handcuffs clasped behind the man's back. We have verified with law enforcement officials in Galveston, that the photograph taken in Galveston is real. It is hard to understand why these officers felt this young man required a leash, as he was handcuffed and walking between two mounted officers.
When Eric Broyles was nine years old, recklessly riding a bike through his Hamilton, Ohio, neighborhood, he had a tense encounter with a police officer: he fell off his bike, sending it rolling into the street, nearly hitting a passing police car. In response, the officer chastised him, using a racial slur. Those experiences, as well as the recent spate of high-profile police shootings, inspired Broyles — who co-authored the book with his friend, Adrian Jackson, a year veteran of an Ohio police department — to provide African-American men a guide for handling their own interactions with police. There were three incidents that motivated me to write the book.
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Two white police officers in Galveston, Texas, won't face a criminal investigation after leading a black man down a city street with a rope tied to their horses, officials said. On Aug. Brosch and A. Smith, were riding horseback while leading Donald Neely, 43, down the street handcuffed and bound with rope after arresting him on criminal trespass charges. Images and video of the arrest and went viral, sparking outrage from the community. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is also conducting an independent investigation.
Two mounted police officers in Galveston, Texas lead a handcuffed black man through the streets on a leash. Photo: Adrienne Bell, Twitter. A photo of two mounted Texas police leading a handcuffed black man by a rope through the streets of Galveston, Texas went viral this week, provoking anger and accusations of racism. We have verified with law enforcement officials in Galveston, that the photograph taken in Galveston is real. It is hard to understand why these officers felt this young man required a leash, as he was handcuffed and walking between two mounted officers. The victim of the racist display, Donald Neely, 48, has mental illness, his sister Christin Neely said in a Facebook post. He was treated like an animal paraded through the streets by two incompetent assholes! Hale III. Neely for this unnecessary embarrassment," Hale said in a statement posted to Facebook.