Videos show recent beatings committed by Mesa, Arizona, police officers


 

Videos show recent beatings committed by Mesa, Arizona, police officers

By
Matthew Verhoven

11 June 2018

Two separate instances of police brutality in Mesa, Arizona, involving three victims and at least seven officers came to light last week in reports by the Associated Press and local news station KTAR.

Police body camera footage shows a May 17 incident in which police officers trained their rifles on two African American teenagers, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, as they were arrested on suspicion of robbing a nearby convenience store with a .22 caliber sawed-off rifle.

Video shows officers force the boy’s arms into a stress position as he is interrogated by an officer asking him to give them a gun. He repeatedly…

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