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Arizona Police Officers On Leave After Video Showed Them Punching Unarmed Man text.npr.org

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news service that he wants the charges against Johnson to be dropped. The *Arizona Republic* [reports](https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2018/06/05/mesa-officers-leave-after-video-shows-man-being-punched/675521002/) that the Mesa Police Department has been criticized over officers' use of force previously: > "In February ... family of an [84-year-old grandmother](https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2018/02/22/body-cam-video-mesa-police-takedown-84-year-old-grandmother/363454002/) posted pictures of a woman's bruises after a Mesa police officer grabbed her and took her down. After the pictures went viral on Facebook ... woman slipped. > "In December, after former Mesa police Officer [Philip] Brailsford [was acquitted by a jury](https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa-breaking/2017/12/07/philip-brailsford-verdict-daniel-shaver-killing/927052001/) of a second-degree murder charge, a judge allowed the release of unedited footage showing Brailsford

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