WATCH: Mesa Beatdown Or Resisting Arrest?

It's going down in Mesa!  

Per AZ Central:

A man who was punched and kneed by two Mesa police officers after they attempted to stop him for jaywalking said he saw police charging after him and his first reaction was to move out of the way.  

What happened next was captured on a video taken by a passer-by who was driving in the area, raising questions about whether the officers went too far in subduing the man, Jason Barton, 35.

The video shows the two officers striking Barton as he lay on the side of a Mesa street about 10 p.m. June 19.   

Watch the video and let us know what you think.  Was this a Mesa beatdown or was the guy resisting arrest? 


On Friday, the Mesa Police Department released several body-camera videos of the night Jason Barton was arrested.

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