Former HPD Cop Andrew Blomberg Not Guilty in Chad Holley Case (UPDATED)

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A jury has found former HPD officer Andrew Blomberg not guilty of official oppression in connection with the arrest of Chad Holley.

The video of the arrest showed officers seemingly whaling away on the teen, who was running from a burglary.

Blomberg was one of four HPD officers who were fired; the three others have not gone to trial yet.

His attorney Dick DeGuerin emphasized to the jury the small amount of time Blomberg appears on the tape. "What he did that day took guts. It took courage. It was an heroic act," he said.

Jessica Michan, spokesperson for Mayor Annise Parker, tweeted after the verdict:

Mayor @anniseparker stands with chief of police that these officers violated prisoner's rights. Doesn't agree with 'not guilty' verdict

HPD chief Charles McClelland;s reaction:

I would like to thank the jury for their hard work and dedication in listening to the evidence and rendering a decision in this case. I understand that some will disagree with the verdict, and although no system is perfect, our system of jurisprudence provides appropriate safeguards to protect our freedom.

I also appreciate the citizens of Houston and trust that they will continue to express themselves in a manner that is respectful of the rights and privileges we all share. It is important to remember that the officer that was the subject of this trial is no longer a Houston police officer and that a separate and distinct administrative process has confirmed his termination from the Houston Police Department. He will never again be a Houston Police Officer.

I also want to thank the men and women of the Houston Police Department who work hard each day and remain dedicated to protecting and serving the public in a professional manner.


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justiceforall
justiceforall

I'd like to see what happens when a bunch of Black cops beat up a White kid.  What would an all white jury do then?

Mr. Blonde
Mr. Blonde

Chad Holley is a punk and a thug. If he hadn't been caught red-handed burglarizing a residence, then fleeing from police and resisting arrest, we wouldn't be here.  This all on punk and thug Chad Holley and his parents.  Odds are good that in about ten years his criminal record will show at least 5 arrests and convictions, because that's how Chad rolls.

TOLDYA
TOLDYA

i hope for some rioting and some chaos too, like to see if some of this equipment works

Jadn
Jadn

I'm white, don't make it race. Make it BS. But this shit is wrong...that "boy" (almost man - 17)was down before he even started getting beat. LOOK at the video, he wasnt even moving...I think this this is terrible. The police are wrong. PLEASE defend the citizen...we NEED to have rights. Its Inicent until guilty...not the other way around... lets do something about this... do not give up!!!!!  I am not saying he didnt do wrong...thats fine....and he needs punishment for his wrongs,...but,  I'm saying even if he did do wrong...after he is mentally "out of the fight" he needs to have the ability to survive the people that are supposed to protect "US" ,...the citizen's are supposed to be safe from the police...not get their asses kicked by the police!!!!...

DO SOMETHING!!!!!

DongQuiDic
DongQuiDic

And all the cops were saying, yeah get some, get some

Laquita
Laquita

No love for the po po. Even the good ones. Their day is coming!

laquita
laquita

Hoe hum has no live or a wife thats why we see him on everyother post. A true sad sack red neck white trash piece of shit.

Fhj
Fhj

Riot time!

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

I see Qball the race card flinger is inciting violence at a protest at 4pm. Isn't that against the law?

Craigley
Craigley

Time to fire the stinking HPD chief.  His testimony exposed the fact he has been a fat cat with an office job for far too long.

Bol01
Bol01

What message does this verdict send to the residents of Houston? The message is loud and clear,"Those uniformed thugs can do ANYTHING they want to members of the minority community and not a DAMNED will be done about it!"

justiceforall
justiceforall

Chad Holley may be what you say, blondie, but he's also an underaged kid and has nothing on the adult punks and thugs that ganged up on him and beat him up.  If Chad committed a crime, he should be tried not beaten.  We are supposed to be more civilized than that.

DempseyC
DempseyC

Agree! All suspects deserve to be chased down and beaten by cops before being arrested and before their day in court. That's the presumption of innocence that our country was founded on! It only it would happen to white-collar thugs and burglars who are fleeing with the loot.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Blomberg didn't kick anyone's ass.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Allow me to join you on your level - shut the fuck up, please.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Show up at 4pm today for the protest. Or are you all talk and no action, laquita?

Bigtex
Bigtex

White people everywhere will call it "The day the Niggas Struck Back"

Craigley
Craigley

Quit acting like a beaten down dog and they won't even notice you.

Act like a beaten down dog and you are on their radar.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

You go, keyboard commando! Let those fingers fly, girrrrllllllll! haha

Texmex01
Texmex01

I am sure they look at you ad say "fuck that lowlife anchor on society....."  I mean if you care what they are thinking....

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

That wouldn't be a wise decision. But of course these racist fools aren't known for their reasoning.

MadMac
MadMac

Yes! That's right! That's exactly why a kid, face-down with his hands on his head, was beaten unconscious by these Gestapo goons, because of testimony that occurred months after the... wait. Um, Craigley, you got some logic problems with that argument. Might want to work those out, you know, after you get your head out of your ass.

Guy
Guy

He robbed someone and then tried to evade arrest. The cops did what his mom and dad should have done a long time ago, whip his ass! Race is not an issue here, get over it!!!!

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Speaking of thugs, Holley was found guilty of burglary of a habitation. He should've also been charged with evading.

Craigley
Craigley

This is NOT L.A.  Don't go hoping for any race riots.

HPD bangs up white dudes on a regular basis.  The thing is nobody cares about the white guys any more.  Plus white dudes don't have as much experience in playing the perpetual victim, and don't have folks like Jesse and Al on their side.

Maybe the message everyone should take is being a thug-crook-punk is a losing proposition.

Ralphy Evans
Ralphy Evans

He wasn't beaten by Stromberg. Didn't you hear the verdict?

Texmex01
Texmex01

and it lasted 2 minutes....kinda like the million man march...

Jennacrum
Jennacrum

Did your trash business fail completely? I'm sorry, that's what your neighbor told me.

Craigley
Craigley

The HPD cheif said the officer was guilty of a felony.  The jury found otherwise.

The HPD chief is out of touch.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Which one is Blomberg in the video? Do you even know?

Warbler
Warbler

Not to nitpick, USA1, but generally 'thugs' would be guilty of robbery, not burglary. Or violence against another person, not running away. (Just trying to sharpen your English usage).

Wyatt
Wyatt

Yeah, honestly, he should. Pretty clear he did that. Maybe it was a plea deal.

johnathan
johnathan

The message everyone should take is being black in houston is a losing proposition Ida Delaney, Chad Holley, Marvin Driver, Fred Weary and to many more to name. I bet if you crackers had a kid beaten like Chad Holley you pale faced devils would be thinking totally different.

Greg
Greg

You obviouly havent heard of the moody park riots

MadMac
MadMac

Moody park for lunch, then Craigley? Oh, if you do go, I sure hope some HPD judge/jury/executioner doesn't decide you're a "thug-crook-punk," or you'll be in for a losing proposition.

Wyatt
Wyatt

I would care if a completely subdued white kid got beat up, and just as much.

Cops are not dispensers of punishment. The courts are.

Even if cops had that role, "beating while subdued" is not an acceptable punishment in a modern democracy. It's a violation of the Bill of Rights. And that's in a fantasy land where the cops do determine and dispense judicial recourse -- it doesn't work like that for a number of reasons.

"being a thug-crook-punk is a losing proposition."

For some people, it starts at around $50K a year.

H_e_x
H_e_x

White mans burden.

DempseyC
DempseyC

(Didn't you read my comment? Nothing there about 'Stromberg', as you call him).

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

50 years? You need to stop typing about things you know absolutely nothing about.

ItsUSA1
ItsUSA1

I think maybe his memory has deserted him after 50 years.....he may have just forgotten his jingo-handle

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Funny, I don't remember any DinkinsD. Why did you change your name?

DinkinsD
DinkinsD

It's not really my business, just curious. Thought maybe because the election didn't go your way, after warning everyone 'just wait till the election, fools!'.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Why is that any of your business?

DinkinsD
DinkinsD

Why'd you change your name from USA1?

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

I wasn't your neighbor, liar.

Just goes to show some fools aren't even smart enough to realize when they're being taken advantage of by millions upon millions of illegal aliens. There really is a sucker born every minute. SIGH

Wyatt
Wyatt

 I seriously feel like all of you are one person. It's really entertaining. But also, yeah, that's enough Internet for now.

EDirksen
EDirksen

Cleaning supplies actually. Janitorial products. Guy was my cranky neighbor.

USA1 welcome back! Really missed your entertaining opinions about 'illegal trespassers' and other matters where the white man is being trampled.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

There never was any trash business. Just gullible fools parroting something someone else made up. Mouth-breathers.

Wyatt
Wyatt

 Holy shit, it's USA1, and someone remembers something about a trash business? Please tell me you're not talking to yourself.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

There never was a trash business, you gullible fool. And you obviously don't know any neighbor of mine so quit lying, liar.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

It would seem we have a keyboard commando in our midst. All talk.

Queenie
Queenie

The dude that stomp Holley in the head several times then took off running. Those kkk faggots are hiding behind bages now. Today should b national kill a pig day. U see em sriting a ticket run them over then get out and start stomping on the bitch ass heads like they do blacks

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Thanks, birdbrain.

Warbler
Warbler

just tryin to lend a hand, keyboard commando!

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Oh, so now you are the authority on word meanings? Uhhh, ok, birdbrain. He's a thug.

Hunn
Hunn

Kelly Thomas

Really
Really

If my kid is being chased by the cops for committing a crime and gets his ass beat, He'll get another one when he bails himself out of jail.

Craigley
Craigley

If my kid was a thief-thug-crook I'd beat him first. 

PRINT IT

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Oh woe is me. You poor poor thing being born black.

Stop using your race a crutch. We're done with the white guilt trip.

Craigley
Craigley

I am a native and certainly have.  But you can not begin to compare the two cultures, one who thrives on being a victim, while the other does not.

Craigley
Craigley

Dude, we had lunch across the street from there last week (Fiesta Guadalajara).  Houston is not some evil oppressed place to live where we need to hide.  

I was born in downtown Houston, lived here my entire life sans three years in Dallas after graduation from UH.  The realities of Houston are alive and well with me.  This is one of the BEST cities for all citizens. But the message here for everyone is don't be a crook!

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Chances are Craigley won't break into a business and then run from the police in the first place.

H_e_x
H_e_x

I told warned you to be careful where you put your fingers. 

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

"When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is stop digging."

H_e_x
H_e_x

Peering into someones windows late at night as they watch George Carlin on TV does not qualify as seeing him live.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Actually, I've seen Carlin live. Are you ever right about anything? Ever?

Wyatt
Wyatt

All of it. That guy might not be guilty, and legally he's not, not now. Some of those cops are, though; I was commenting on the whole "well, he deserved it" thing. Police beatings shouldn't happen, period. Apologies if I misunderstood your comment.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Goodness, if that makes you laugh you must be a really big fan of Blue Collar Comedy Tour. I'd suggest some George Carlin, but he might be a bit high brow for you.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

No, up there where you can ramble on about rhetorical situations that no one cares about but not actually have an opinion on the subject at hand.

Laquita
Laquita

Stop going to the crack house

Craigley
Craigley

Carlin is dead, but I did have the honor to see him at Arena Theater.

Craigley
Craigley

What part of Not Guilty do you not understand?

Wyatt
Wyatt

You mean up here where people try to reason through things and don't just jump to conclusions for the sake of it? Nice for May, but kind of muggy.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

How so, Mr. Conductor? *snicker*

H_e_x
H_e_x

Spoken just like Johnnie Cochran.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Ohhh, so you don't need to hear all of the evidence or testimony, you know it all already. Never serve on a jury, thanks.

Queenie
Queenie

Fuck testimony we saw the tape

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

How's the weather up there?

Wyatt
Wyatt

See, that's the trouble with a lot of folks. They view accepting gray area or an honest "I don't know" as some kind of weakness. If I'm spineless, you must be pretty brave to live in a black-and-white world where people form reactionary opinions on subjects about which they know nothing. You'd be good on cable news. Any of the main channels.

You really think it's chickenshit to decline to offer an opinion when I honestly don't know? You want me to what, make something up for the sake of our little bitchfest?

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Hop down off of the convenient fence and grow a spine.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Are you so thick you can't accept that rational people can answer a question with "I don't know enough to form an opinion"? Or was that kind of confusing because you actually are into particle physics?

Thinking it's the former.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

So I'll take that as a yes, you agree with the jury's decision.

Wyatt
Wyatt

Damn, do you have a learning disability?

"I have no clue as to his participation. I wasn't there and I wasn't in the courtroom."

Do you agree with string theory? Unless you're into particle physics, your answer's the same as mine is to your question.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Oops, I was assuming you were done with your rhetorical tangent. My bad. Rant on...

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

"had no weight on a Houston, TX?"  Huh? English, please.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

So do you agree or disagree with the verdict?

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Which is how many? 2? 3? 0?

MadMac
MadMac

Oh, and the old, "they are the only thing between THEM and YOU," had no weight on a Houston, TX? Right. Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

Wyatt
Wyatt

My reply was to another comment; I was addressing a specific commenter's attitude about the situation. It was a comment about the beating in general. Not once did I mention Blomberg or whether or not I agree with the verdict. Congratulations, you're getting all worked up about something that doesn't exist.

If you can't wrap your head around the idea that sometimes discussions - both online and in real life - take slight rhetorical turns in which they're not constantly addressing the specific original topic, that's not my problem.

And "f-bombs" are very effective, when used correctly. Ask George Carlin.

MadMac
MadMac

Problem is, everyone of them I've met have been of a certain type.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

You should've added more F-bombs for effect.

What is this article about? Blomberg.

Wyatt
Wyatt

 "Clown"? That's creative, and cutting.

The kid was beat by HPD officers while he was subdued, that much is clear.

But I want you to point out to me where I said Blomberg was involved.

Ho-hum
Ho-hum

OHH, so now Blomberg didn't beat him? Make up your mind, clown.

Wyatt
Wyatt

He was clearly beat while subdued. Watch the video. There's no fucking question.

Where did I say anything about Blomberg? I have no clue as to his participation. I wasn't there and I wasn't in the courtroom. I was replying to the other commenter about the general situation, not this specific verdict. Like I said, no idea.

Learn to read better, it'll enrich your life.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Obviously, the jury, who unlike you heard ALL of the testimony and saw ALL of the evidence, disagreed with your assessment he was beat while subdued by Blomberg.

I hope you are never on a jury since you seem to go off half cocked and believe whatever the media babyfeeds you.

Wyatt
Wyatt

And for the record, that last comment isn't a dig at all police officers, just a certain type.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Reading Comprehension: F

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Avoid the questions at all costs! haha

H_e_x
H_e_x

I know you feel shame for being on welfare for so many decades, but your luck will eventually turn around. Who knows, you could be the next Kenny Rogers.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

So you feel the need to resort to lying when you get pinned into a corner? Sad. And pathetic. I've never said I was 50 because I am nowhere near 50.. I have never owned or worked at any type of cleaning business. I have been employed continuously since I was a teenager. Now you have the facts so you can stop all the tall tales.

Now why are you wearing a dirty sock on your hand and who are you conducting? *snicker*

H_e_x
H_e_x

I hate to break it for you, but being on welfare since you were 14 doesn't count as employment. Not that there is anything wrong with being on welfare, I just think by the time you are 50 you should maybe have a few "jerb" leads by now.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

I've been working since I was 14 and have never taken even one handout. Stop making things up. It's really pathetic.

H_e_x
H_e_x

You can't keep blaming others for your lost "jerb." When will you take responsibility for your life and stop asking for handouts? My tax money is already spent paying for others, I don't want to have to pay for you too because you are too lazy to go out and get a real "jerb."

H_e_x
H_e_x

That's not what you said not too long ago. Middle age is hard for some people. Some people go through a mid life crisis. Other feel comfortable where they are. I'm sorry you lost your cleaning business, but you can't keep blaming others for your loss.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

1)Answer the question2)I am no where near 50. I see you are still making things up.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Yeah, there is no way 15,000,000+ illegal aliens are taking anyone's job. No possible way. Use that oblong object that sits atop your neck every once in awhile, oh grand conductor. ha

H_e_x
H_e_x

I heard he was complaining about certain people taking all the "jerbs."

H_e_x
H_e_x

I'll take it 50 isn't going that well.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Some gullible fools will believe anything they read. tsk tsk tsk

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Why do you have a dirty sock on your hand?

Tiriseas
Tiriseas

Cleaning biz finally fizzled...

H_e_x
H_e_x

Always a pleasure, USA1. How's 50 working out for you?

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

3rd grade just let out.

Ho-Hum
Ho-Hum

Who are you conducting in your pic? Your cats?

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