Police officers who led black man on rope won’t face criminal charges
Images of the incident were shared widely on the internet.
Two American police officers who led a black man by a rope down a street in Texas will not face criminal charges, the authorities revealed on Sunday.
The New York Times have reported that Galveston Police Department had conducted a review of the incident, and that the two police officers involved won’t face criminal charges.
Neither of the officers involved will be disciplined, but the police have said that changes will be made as a result.
Images were released that saw two mounted officers from the Galveston Police Department escorting a black man with what appears to be a rope.
Police at the time said that the officer is holding a "line" that was clipped to the man's handcuffs, rather than a rope.
Galveston Police Department apologised for the incident, with the police chief saying that it caused the man "unnecessary embarrassment."
There was no transportation immediately available at the time of the arrest, police also said.
The man in question had been arrested on a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge, and was released within hours.