HOUSTON — Jurors deliberate for a second day in the trial of an ex-Houston police officer accused of participating in the beating of a teenage burglary suspect.
Drew Ryser is charged with misdemeanor official oppression and faces up to a year in jail if convicted.
Deliberations were to resume Wednesday after jurors deliberated about 5½ hours Tuesday.
In closing arguments, prosecutors asked jurors to show police officers what behavior won't be tolerated.
Defense attorneys, though, told jurors Ryser was a "brave officer" whose only interest was to the handcuff the teenager.
Ryser is one of four officers fired and later indicted in the incident.
Security video from the March 2010 arrest appears to show several officers hitting 15-year-old Chad Holley.