The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has completed its review of a use of an allegation of excessive force used by the Mesa Police Department on a 15-year-old armed robbery suspect. On May 16th of this year two officers were caught on body-cam video roughing up the teen after he was already handcuffed. Investigators have concluded that the suspect was moving around while officer were trying to search him for a missing weapon. Arizona law permits the use of reasonable force to make an arrest. The Attorney's office has concluded that in this case, a conviction for aggravated assault would be unlikely, so it will not move ahead with any charges against the two officers or the Mesa police department.
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