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Police submit charges against Phoenix officers for violent arrest

The charges are associated to an arrest made in October at a comfort retailer close to 59th Avenue and Buckeye Road.

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Police have submitted assault charges to prosecutors against the 2 Phoenix officers who have been captured on video violently kicking a suspect they have been trying to detain inside a comfort retailer. 

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The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office mentioned it has lately gotten submittals from Phoenix police for charges against Eddie Becerra and Nicholas Beck in relation to an arrest they made in late October. 

The officers arrested Harry Denman after the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired two rounds at a patrol automobile close to 59th Avenue and Buckeye Road. One bullet hit the bottom and the second hit the patrol automobile’s highlight and went into the motive force’s facet, police mentioned.

The officers then chased after Denman as he ran contained in the comfort retailer. A bystander then recorded the officers kicking and smacking Denman as he lay on the bottom.

Police have mentioned in public data that the officers had to make use of drive as a result of Denman could have nonetheless been armed with a weapon. 

Denman suffered accidents and was taken to a neighborhood hospital for medical consideration earlier than he was booked into jail. 

MCAO mentioned the next charges had been submitted to the company:

  • 1 rely of aggravated assault- assault whereas restrained, class 6 felony
  • 1 rely of aggravated assault- firearm, class 3 felony
  • 1 rely of assault- class 1 misdemeanor
  • 1 rely of aggravated assault- firearm ARS 13-1204A3, class 3 felony
  • 1 rely of assault- class 1 misdemeanor

It has traditionally been uncommon for an company like MCAO to proceed with prosecuting prison charges against a police officer. 

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