Two former HPD officers plead no contest in Chad Holley case

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holleyHOUSTON, TX – It was no contest for two former Houston police officers charged in the March 2010 beating of teenage burglary suspect Chad Holley.

Raad Hassan and Phil Bryan pleaded ‘no contest’ to official oppression, a Class A misdemeanor, which means they neither admit nor deny guilt.

Prosecutors dropped their original indictments for violating Holley`s civil rights and now both men will be on two-year’s probation and will never wear a badge again.

A Harris County jury last year found former officer Andrew Blomberg not guilty of the charges against him.

The final officer to face charges is Drew Ryser. His attorney has now asked for a continuance of his trial that was supposed to start Monday.

The former police officers got in trouble after a video emerged that showed someone kicking and hitting Holley while he was on the ground. Cops were chasing a burglary suspect at the time, and a jury later convicted Holley of the crime. And the irony is that so far, he`s the only one to go to jail.