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Texan police officers on horseback put black man on leash during arrest

A Texan police chief has apologised after two white male officers on horseback led a black, handcuffed trespassing suspect by a rope through city streets.

Photos of the arrest on Saturday in Galveston, about 80 kilometres south-east of the state’s largest city, Houston, were widely circulated on social media and drew comparisons to images of the slave era.

  • ABC News/AP

In a statement, Galveston police chief Vernon Hale said that while his officers used a technique that was …

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