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US Police department at center of beating video was already under fire

02:23  07 june  2018
02:23  07 june  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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- Four police officers in Mesa, Arizona, are on leave following an incident last month, where a suspect was seen on video being punched several times. Batista recently took over a department already reeling from a string of complaints.

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MESA, Ariz. -- Four police officers in Mesa, Arizona, are on leave following an incident last month, where a suspect was seen on video being punched several times.

The surveillance video shows 33-year-old Robert Johnson leaning against a railing using his phone, and police ask him to sit down. When he didn't immediately comply, the officers repeatedly punch and knee him before Johnson collapses.  

"I don't feel that our officers were at their best," said Roman Batista, Mesa police chief. "I don't feel this situation needed to go the way that it went."

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People get beaten up (or shot), other cops lie about it, and when the video is finally released, DAs One wonders why TTAG is re-posting garbage from police union mouthpieces who naturally want to give as much leeway as possible to their goons, who are already operating under a massively more

The officer, Michael Amiott, was fired from the Euclid Police Department after a video in August A police officer in Ohio who was recorded beating a black motorist during a traffic stop in August has Calls to telephone numbers listed under Mr. Amiott’s name were not answered, and a spokesman for

At the time, police were responding to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. A  woman had called saying her ex-boyfriend, who is a friend of Johnson's, tried breaking into her apartment.

"Johnson was eventually handcuffed to his feet, face covered and head smashed against the elevator," said Benjamin Taylor, Johnson's attorney.

Batista recently took over a department already reeling from a string of complaints. An internal review is underway after Facebook photos went viral of bruises caused by a Mesa police officer on an 84-year-old grandmother.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched a civil-rights violation investigation after video surfaced showing a Mesa police officer fatally shooting Daniel Shaver in January 2016. Shaver was unarmed, and the officer, Philip Brailsford, was later acquitted of murder and removed from the police force.

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