ding a handcuffed black man through the streets while he was attached to a rope wont face any criminal charges, its emerged. Patrick Brosch and Amanda Smith arrested Donald Neely, 43, and caused a public outcry by leading him away with a blue rope earlier this month. But a third-party investigation of the arrest has since been completed and found nothing that warranted a criminal investigation. Lieutenant Craig Cummings, of Texas Rangers, wrote in a statement: At the request of the Galveston P
olice Department, the Texas Rangers conducted an inquiry into this matter, which has since been completed. A separate investigation by the Galveston County Sheriffs Office is ongoing. This photograph, shared widely online, sparked outrage Read MoreRelated ArticlesPolice officers on horseback lead handcuffed black man through streets with rope Dad-to-eight Neely was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass. His sister, Taranette Neely, doesnt have a reaction to the Rangers decision, according to Mail Online. The pictures, taken on August 3 in Galveston, Texas, show the two officers, wearing riding hats, seen either side of the arrested man. In a statement at the time, the police force said a transportation unit was not immediately available at the time of arrest. The officers who arrested him were involved in a separate arrest of another man earlier, police said, and a transport vehicle wasnt available after one took the first man in for booking. Donald Neely, 43, is a popular father-to-eight (Image: xxxxxxxxxxx) The man has himself been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass Read MoreTop news stories from Mirror OnlineSnow causes treacherous conditionsBritain to rescue trapped UK citizensMiracle tot saved despite heart stoppingKobe helicopter given special clearance
They went on to explain how Neely was handcuffed and a line was clipped to the handcuffs. Despite admitting the method of arrest is used in volatile situations, such as crowd control, the force added: The practice was not used correctly in this instance. But Neelys sister-in-law Christin Neely said in a Facebook post her brother is a “homeless and mentally ill” man. Police explained that atransportation unit was not immediately available at the time the mounted officers were called pick up Neely. While this technique of using mounted horses to transport a person during an arrest is considered a best practice in certain scenarios, such as during crowd control, the practice was not the correct use
for this instance, wrote the department on its Facebook page.