Attorneys Call for Body-cam Footage of Galveston Incident Where Mounted Police Led Black Man by Rope

Attorneys for a black man who was led on a rope by mounted officers earlier this month called Monday for Galveston police to release body-cam footage of the incident.If the videos aren't made public, Donald Neely's lawyers said, protesters will march through the city next month."Don't say no more, release the video," civil rights attorney Ben Crump said, leading chants from a crowd gathered for a new conference. A squad car wasn't available when two white Galveston officers arrested Neely on a misdemeanor trespassing charge Aug. 3, police have said. The mounted officers instead used a rope to walk the handcuffed 43-year-old to another area.Galveston police Chief Vernon Hale, a former deputy chief in Dallas, apologized in a statement last week, calling the incident an "unnecessary embarrassment."  Continue reading...

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