Several groups today spoke out in support of Community Activist Quanell X, who is being sued by three Houston police officers.
The officers claim Quanell ruined their reputations after he repeated allegations made by Marvin Driver, the father of NFL star Donald Driver.
The elder Driver claims he was beaten and drugged after he was arrested by the officers in November.
The police were cleared by an internal affairs investigation, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office continues to investigate the case.
The community groups say this issue is bigger than Quanelll X.
They say it is about the public’s right to speak out against an alleged injustice.
An attorney for the officers says the lawsuit is not an attempt to silence anybody, but “it’s about demonstrating you don’t have to be subjected to lies that damage your reputation just because you are a police officer.”