Wednesday, a jury found HPD officer Andrew Blomberg not guilty of official oppression in the beating case of 15-year old Chad Holley.
Blomberg would have faced up to a year in jail if he were convicted of oppression, a class A misdemeanor.
former HPD officer Andrew Blomberg (HCSD)
The beating incident occurred on March 24, 2010 when Holley was being chased by HPD after fleeing a burglary. Footage showed that Blomberg along with 3 other former officers, stomped, kicked and punched Holley even after he had his hands behind his back, showing no aggression.
Local civil rights leaders Quanell X along with family and friends protested for the beating tape to be released to the public after Holley’s injuries were assessed.
EXCLUSIVE interview with Minister Quanell X and The Madd Hatta Morning Show below:
Thursday, the Madd Hatta Morning Show spoke with Quanell X Thursday about the recent verdict and X says that this entire case was a “con-game” because although 1500 jurors of diverse ethnic backgrounds were brought in to volunteer and sit on jury, only whites were selected and blacks were purposely stricken.
Listen to his interview below:
X also says Harris County Criminal Courthouse is corrupt and that they never intended to convict Andrew Blomberg. He also adds that after the verdict, the prosecution attorney went over and shook Blomberg’s hand, and patted him on the back after losing the case!
Blomberg was also spotted hanging with Mayor Anisse Parker and the Harris County Police Chief (who both reportedly spoke against the taped beating) last night at the 100 Club.
Quanell X is inviting the Houston community from all diverse ethnic backgrounds to protest the Andrew Blomberg verdict today, Thursday, May 17th at 4:00 p.m. outside the Harris County Courthouse. He also is protesting to have the prosecution attorney pulled off the case and that the Department of Justice step in, take over the prosecution and bring in another jury pool.
Below is the video of the 2010 beating of Chad Holley: