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Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bad Phoenix Cop assaults teen girl.

May 5, 2011

Yes, another cop from Phoenix. Makes you wonder why none of these guys ever get investigated or suspended until their videos go least they nailed this one.

We were
all violated when this cop did this...what the girl was being taken into custody for (or walking away peacefully from) is irrelevant - he could have killed her. If a parent did that for ANY reason, they'd be in lock-up and the girl would be in Child Protective Services' custody.

Good for the Phoenix employee who found the footage and turned it in. I hope that girl's family has a good civil attorney; that seems to be the only thing that gets police departments to take notice and stop tolerating this kind of abuse.


Phoenix police officer on leave after excessive force video found online

by Natalie Rivers and Jared Dillingham

Posted on May 4, 2011 at 5:47 PM

PHOENIX - Phoenix police are investigating an officer's actions after a video was found on You Tube of him using excessive force during an arrest.

The incident occurred in January, but was just recently discovered by a police employee who in turn notified a supervisor.

The video shows a Phoenix officer delivering what police refer to as an impact push to a female who is in the process of walking away from an altercation with a parent in a school parking lot.

Police identified the officer as Patrick Larrison, a six-and-a-half-year veteran of the department who is assigned to the Central City Precinct.

Leading up to the incident, Police say the 15-year-old girl involved was drinking and passing out alcohol in school. They say she first fought with a teacher, and then with her mother, before police arrived.

During an afternoon press conference, police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump called the video a "great concern" to the department. They say the officer's actions went beyond the boundaries of what is considered "reasonable" use of force.

"Obviously we don't like the video out there, and don't want this to be the image of us within the community," Crump said.

The department has initiated a criminal and internal investigation into the officer's actions. Larrison has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately.

The juvenile division of the County Attorney's Office has also been notified.

1 comment:

  1. well to late it is out there and im sure many more officier robert shot my brother in the back...and he did nothing to threaten anyone. So for me and what i aheve dealt with.phoenix cops are abusive liars and thieves and murders and they covr up things hope they ge what they deserve amen