Houston Officer Quits After Violent Beating Caught on Camera

A Houston transit police officer has resigned and another was cleared in the violent baton beating of a man on a rail platform in an incident captured on security video.

Authorities said Officer Jairus Warren, who is black, quit Monday after an internal review recommended dismissal for using excessive force during the Sept. 14 beating of Darrell Giles.

Officers had found Giles slumped on a seat.

Giles, who is also black, was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest but the counts were later dropped. An attorney for Giles said he was struck more than a dozen times.

Police Chief Vera Bumpers said the other officer suspended after the incident, Daniel Reynosa, has been cleared of wrongdoing and will return to duty.

Reynosa, who observed the beating, faces additional training.

Prosecutors will review the incident.

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