June 6, 2018 5:59 pm
Updated: June 6, 2018 10:32 pm

4 Mesa police officers on admin leave after brutal beating of suspect caught on video

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Four Mesa police officers are on administrative leave following an incident last month in which a suspect was punched several times and it was captured on video.

Police Chief Ramon Batista tells Phoenix TV station ABC15 he wasn’t notified of the May 23 incident until a week after it occurred and he then began an investigation.

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Officers responded to a domestic violence call at a Mesa apartment after a woman claimed her 20-year-old ex-boyfriend tried to break in.

Responding officers say they encountered two men leaving the area and told both to sit down, but only one complied.

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Apartment surveillance video shows officers punching that 33-year-old man several times before he was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and hindering prosecution.

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The younger man is accused of disorderly conduct-domestic violence.

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