Three suburban Houston police officers have been indicted on official oppression charges accusing them of using excessive force in a `suicide by cop' situation.
Officers Peter Behler, Colin Murphy and Daniel Bassett have been suspended with pay while the Webster Police Department investigates their actions in the Sept. 27 incident.
The Thursday indictment by the Harris County grand jury accuses them of brutalizing a man they say pointed a gun at them and demanded that they shoot him.
The indictment alleges Murphy and Behler hit the man with their guns and kicked him while he was on the ground. Bassett's accused of using a stun gun unreasonably on a man who wasn't resisting.
Their attorney, Greg Cagle, declined to comment, saying he still needed to examine the indictment.