A former Houston police officer was found not guilty Wednesday of official oppression in the videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect, prompting an outraged response from black community leaders.

Andrew Blomberg, 29, was the first of four fired police officers to stand trial for their roles in the alleged beating of Chad Holley in March 2010.

During the trial, Houston Chief Charles McClelland testified that he believed Officer Blomberg beat the teen.

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