Transit police officer accused in beating resigns
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston transit police officer has resigned after the release of a surveillance video that shows him beating a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform.
An internal review recommended Officer Jairus Warren's dismissal for using excessive force in the Sept. 14 beating of Darrell Giles. Authorities say Warren quit Monday.
Giles was arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest, but the charges were later dropped. Giles' attorney says he was struck more than a dozen times.
Police Chief Vera Bumpers says Daniel Reynosa, a second officer present during the beating, was suspended then cleared of wrongdoing. Bumpers says Reynosa will return to duty and undergo additional training.
Prosecutors will review the incident.