DeGuerin, said Holley is a gang member -- an allegation Holley denied.

DeGuerin said Blomberg forcefully put his foot on the teen's elbow in order to secure his hands, but that it wasn't a kick. DeGuerin said Blomberg and other officers had been after a gang of possibly armed criminals who had been burglarizing homes during the day. Holley was not armed when he was arrested.

A jury of six, four men and two women, all Caucasians, plus an alternate was chosen over five days as a judge allowed jurors to be individually questioned due to publicity in the case.

If convicted, Blomberg could be sentenced to up to a year in prison.