The Latest: No charges against man beaten by police in Arizona

MESA, Arizona. – The Last video shows Mesa police punching and mocking of an unarmed suspect (all times are local):

2:40 pm

Prosecutors have dropped against an Arizona man whose defeat by Mesa police last month, was caught on camera.

A lawyer for the 33-year-old Robert Johnson said Thursday that the Mesa City Court to charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing the prosecution.

Apartment building surveillance camera video from May 23, shows Johnson standing against a wall looking at his phone when officers quickly punch him numerous times.

They pull him to the ground and pull him over.

The officers were responding to reports of a another man breaking into his ex-girlfriend.

Mesa police do not respond immediately to a request for comment.

The resignation comes on the same day a lawyer of a suspect in a January arrest shared police body camera video of Mesa officers punching and mocking the man as he lay injured.


12:15 pm

A lawyer for a man seen on the body of the camera videos are captured and mocked by Mesa police says the footage shows a breach of trust by officers.

Lawyer Bret Royle says that the attack on 23-year-old Jose Conde indicates that there is a process-verbal in the case were “at least embellished if not falsified.”

Royle and Conde spoke at a press conference on Thursday.

Royle says that he only recently obtained from the videos.

Conde says that it is unacceptable is that the officers involved in the January arrest still not faced with a discipline.

Conde says that he was an unarmed passenger during a traffic stop when he was thrown into a wall, punched, Tasered, gouged in the eye and hit in the head with a flashlight.

Mesa police say they have not received a complaint and there is no internal investigation.


10:30 pm

Body camera videos show a Mesa police officer punching an unarmed suspect multiple times and another officer later mocked the man as he lay in a pool of blood on a hospital floor.

Police and videos released this week show Jose Conde was beaten and elbowed about four times, while the officers were trying to handcuff him in January.

Police say Conde resisting arrest for the officials of cocaine in his clothes.

Mesa police said in a statement that it has not received a complaint, nor has an internal investigation into Conde’s arrest, are open.

The videos follow two recent use of force research in two separate arrests by Mesa police.

Conde said in a statement that he hopes that his story will help promote change in the police department.

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