Trial pushed for ex-officers accused of beating Hispanic man

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, November 09 2018 Nov 9, 2018 November 09, 2018 5:13 AM November 09, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: John Galman and Spencer Sutton. Times-Picayune

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." 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.

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