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.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Transit police officer accused in beating resigns
  • John McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote
  • Michigan man admitted to stabbing step-daughter because 'it wasn't dinner time'
  • 926-pound Mako caught in New Jersey
  • Company offering employees microchip implants
  • Little boy cries during stepmom's wedding speech (VIDEO)
  • Linkin Park releases statement about band member's death
  • Driver streams car crash on Instagram that killed her sister
  • Recall issued for Bush's Baked Beans for defective cans
  • Fake street signs warn of easily started police