Tucson police are investigating earlier this month after off-duty police officers took the two women to the ground and detained them outside the restaurant.
Francisco Magos, a spokesperson officer for the Tucson Police Department, announced an investigation on Sunday.The statement comes the day after Arizona Daily Star’s Opinion Columnist Tim Stellar Published a long description of the case Not just a video of the quarrel.
Stellar reports that on November 14, a mother and two adult daughters were walking in the parking lot of a local restaurant as the driver got out of the car and expressed frustration at a slow pace. I did. Discussions continued between one of the daughters and the man. The five-minute video shows an ununiformed police officer detaining a woman and her mother trying to intervene. The second daughter began filming the incident after police officers used her knees to secure the two women to the ground.
Stellar reports that police officers are disagreeing with the events that led to the physical conflict.
In almost half of the video, police officers release the female after the bystanders repeatedly ask to let go of the female. Her voice was upset when the two women and the man got up and heard the woman explain the incident on the phone with 911.
“Thank you for the video in this case raising concerns, but to comply with the legal requirements of due process and to be able to complete both criminal and administrative investigations before a decision is made and further action is taken. “It’s important to do so,” said Chris Magnus, “the ministry maintains high standards for both on-duty and off-duty members and will consider this issue in the light of these standards.” Said.
Tucson police had already conducted an executive branch, but asked the Pima County Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the case and decide whether to file a criminal accusation, Magos said.
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This article was originally published in The Arizona Republic: Tucson police investigate off-duty police officers detaining two women