Patrons claim excessive force by police in nightclub fight

3:47 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) - Two Houston, Texas women are going public with video they say shows police officers roughing up a man in a nightclub.

The video was captured inside El Rodeo Nightclub in southeast Houston on Friday. Police said they believe it shows Oscar Castro, who was charged with assaulting a police officer.

"One second to another, you just see the cops jump down and the crowd starts moving. That's when I started videotaping," said one of the women.

The two witnesses said they didn't want to show their faces on camera, but wanted to speak out. The first woman said the man in the video didn't do anything to warrant what happened.

"He didn't fight back. He didn't resist. Nothing," she said.

Police said Castro pushed two people in the crowd, elbowed an officer in the stomach, and then tried tackling another officer.


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