“The misconduct of these officers would have gone unnoticed if it had not been captured by surveillance videos at the apartment complex where the assault occurred,” read a portion of the statement. “The Mesa Police Department must develop a law enforcement culture that meets community and constitutional norms and ensures that police and citizens go home safely after police interactions.”
The Mesa police department became famous after an officer executed Daniel Shaver, who was unarmed and innocent, in a hotel hallway. Officer Philip Brailsford, who chose to kill the compliant man, shot him with his AR-15 as Shaver begged for his life. The officer was later found not liable even though he killed a compliant, unarmed, innocent man.