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FBI Reviewing Arrest in Arizona in Which Officers Beat Man

Another police department this week determined that officers' use of force was justified

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    Arizona Cops Seen Beating Suspect Placed on Leave

    Four Mesa, Arizona, police officers were placed on leave after surveillance video caught them beating a suspect during a domestic violence call. (Published Wednesday, June 6, 2018)

    The FBI will look into whether Mesa, Arizona, police violated a man's civil rights when they punched him while responding to a complaint about another man, whose arrest is also under review, NBC News reported.

    Surveillance video shows police punching Robert Johnson on May 23, while responding to a domestic disturbance report. He was arrested — police said he refused a request to sit down — but charges were later dropped at prosecutors' request.

    Another police department this week determined that officers' use of force was justified.

    Johnson's attorney called it a case of police brutality and said he was pleased the FBI was looking into it.