Trial pushed for ex-officers accused of beating Hispanic man
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The trial has been delayed for two former New Orleans police officers accused of beating a Hispanic man and calling him a "fake American."
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the trial of John Galman and Spencer Sutton was set for Thursday but was pushed to Dec. 13 at the request of one of their lawyers. Authorities say Galman and Sutton, who are white, were off-duty when they attacked Jorge Gomez outside a bar in July.
Gomez was bruised and required stitches.
Galman and Sutton are charged with simple battery in the beating. Gomez, who grew up in the U.S. and was born in Honduras, has said the two men were angry he was wearing a military camouflage-style outfit. He said they beat after he told them he had served in the military.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern University's E-Sports Lab to become lucrative tool for students
Interview: Jeremiah Hollins on Southern University's E-Sports Team
18-year-old juvenile detention center escapee still on the run
Alec Baldwin accidentally fires fatal gunshot on movie set
Live with Southern University's Human Jukebox ahead of Homecoming