No Indictment for Driver's Dad
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Harris County grand jury has declined to indict the father of Green Bay Packers' wide receiver Donald Driver who said three Houston police officers beat him during a traffic stop.
Marvin Driver Jr. had faced being indicted for filing a false report. He said the police officers beat him while arresting him outside his mother's home in November.
The Houston Chronicle reports Assistant District Attorney Clint Greenwood said the grand jury also considered, but on Monday voted against indicting the officers for official oppression.
The three officers filed a lawsuit against Driver and community organizer Quanell X in February for defamation. Quanell X then filed a federal lawsuit accusing the officers of trying to silence criticism of police and violating his right to free speech.
A Houston Police Department investigation later cleared the officers of wrongdoing.
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