Police Abuse

Houston Cop Convicted for Beating Up Teen Burglary Suspect Wants New Trial

Says jury foreman looked up "mistreatment" online

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Drew Ryser, the former Houston police officer convicted last month for his role in the videotaped beating of teenager Chad Holley, has asked for a new trial, alleging the jury foreman in his trial researched the case on the Internet.

Lawyers for Ryser filed a motion for a new trial on Wednesday, alleging juror misconduct.

Foreman Jan Goehring is accused of researching the case online after a day of deliberating then discussing it with the other jurors the next day, which may have swayed at least one juror to convict the officer.