Mesa police force is accused in SECOND brutality case as shocking video emerges of a cop roughing up a screaming 15-year-old boy

Mail Online | 6/9/2018 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
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Police in Mesa, Arizona have launched an independent probe after disturbing new bodycam footage emerged showing cops roughing up a 15-year-old armed robbery suspect, the city's second police brutality incident in recent weeks.

Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista on Friday announced a independent investigation into the videotaped encounters, after releasing footage of the May 17 arrest of a 15-year-old Native American male.

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It comes just days after five Mesa cops were suspended over surveillance footage showing them beating black suspect Robert Johnson, 33, on May 23 while responding to a domestic violence call.

The May 17 incident unfolded as cops were responding to a 911 caller at a Circle K convenience store, who said that a male suspect pointed a sawed-off shotgun with a pistol grip and then smashed it into a car windshield.

Witness - Teen - Gun - Store - Inside

Another witness reported that the teen boasted he had a gun and was going to rob the store, before walking inside and taking drinks.

Bodycam footage shows officers approaching and surrounding the suspect and a 16-year-old female he was with.

Teens - Ground - Suspect - Stream - Expletives

The teens are ordered to lay flat on the ground, where the suspect unleashes a stream of expletives at the officers, calling them 'motherf**kers' and 'p***y a** n*****s'.

The cops handcuff and search the two teens. Finding no gun they haul the male suspect to his feet and march him to the hood of a police car, as he babbles about 'just trying to get home'.

Officer - Presses - Police - Report - Pressure

'Are you done talking?' says one officer, as another presses on what the police report describes as a pressure point behind the suspect's ear.

An officer said he 'applied pressure to (the suspect's) mandibular angle pressure point below his left ear' to keep him from moving around, according to the report obtained by CNN.

Officers - Suspect - Gun

The officers continue to grill the suspect on where the gun is as he...
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