Wedding fracas caught on tape

October 7, 2008 10:34:09 AM PDT
A wedding reception in Texas ended with police hauling away the father of the bride and a major league baseball player.A witness shot video of the confrontation at a bar.

Witnesses say Galveston police needlessly Tasered, pepper-sprayed, and beat the father of the bride and guests, including Houston Astros pitcher Brandon Backe.

Backe and nine others were arrested. Police say the incident began when a guest was spotted with open alcohol by a pool.

Police say did not use excessive force.

An internal police investigation is underway.


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